Salt Lake Bees manager Keith Johnson was named third base coach for the U.S. team at the 2018 All-Star Futures Game in Washington D.C.
Rosters for the game were announced by Major League Baseball today.
The Futures Game is part of MLB All-Star Sunday featuring the top Minor League prospects from all levels in a U.S. vs. World Team format. The game will take place on July 15 at Nationals Park and will be broadcast at 2 p.m. MT on MLB Network and simulcast on MLB.com.
Johnson is in his seventh year as the manager for the Salt Lake Bees and his 16th season in the Angels organization. He became the first former Salt Lake player to manager the club in 2011 and was named the PCL Manager of the Year in 2013 and Angels Minor League Manager of the Year in 2016. With 463 wins in his Salt Lake career, Johnson is 18 wins away from matching Phil Roof as the winningest manager in franchise history.
Both coaching staffs at the Futures Game have plenty of Salt Lake ties. Along with Johnson, the U.S. team will be managed by Torii Hunter and includes Matt LeCroy as bench coach and LaTroy Hawkins as pitching coach. Hunter, Lecroy and Hawkins all spent time with the Salt Lake Buzz and will face former Buzz teammate David Ortiz, who will manage the World Team.