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Salt Lake Bees: Keith Johnson, staff will return in 2014

Published December 10, 2013 1:40 pm

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Reigning Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year Keith Johnson and his entire field staff will return to the Salt Lake Bees next season, the parent California Angels announced Tuesday.

Along with Johnson, hitting coach Francisco Matos, pitching coach Erik Bennett, strength and conditioning coach Josh Fields and trainer Brian Reinker will be back to defend their Pacific Division championship.

Johnson, 42, enters his fourth season with the Bees and 11th in the Angels' organization. His three-year record as Salt Lake's manager is 213-219.

The Bees begin the 2014 season April 3 with an eight-game home stand at Spring Mobile Ballpark against Sacramento and Fresno.