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Jon Eric DeBus

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Outfielder Jon Debus was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round of the 1980 amateur draft. In 10 minor league seasons, he hit .281. He became the hitting coach for the San Antonio Missions in 1990, and was a coach for the Vero Beach Dodgers in 1991. In 1992 and 1993 he managed the Great Falls Dodgers, then managed Vero Beach from 1994-1996. He was a coach for the Albuquerque Dukes in 1997 and 1998, then coached at Vero Beach in 1999.

In 2000 and 2001, Debus was the manager and General Manager of the Elmira Pioneers in the Northern League East. From 2002-2004, he was the minor league catching coordinator for the Dodgers, and in 2005 he was the bullpen coach for LA. Debus joined incoming Orix Buffaloes manager Terry Collins' coaching staff for the 2007 season as the hitting coach. He was fined $50,000 in July after he got involved in a fight between Tomoya Satozaki and Tuffy Rhodes. Debus was ejected from that game. Debus and Collins both stepped down in late May 2008.

In 2011, Debus returned to the majors, joining Collins' coaching staff as the bullpen coach for the New York Mets.

Sources: Orix Buffaloes website

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1992 Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League 38-35 4th Los Angeles Dodgers
1993 Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League 37-35 4th Los Angeles Dodgers
1994 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 60-75 12th Los Angeles Dodgers
1995 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 74-59 4th Los Angeles Dodgers
1996 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League 65-66 8th Los Angeles Dodgers Lost in 1st round
1998 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League 1-4 -- Los Angeles Dodgers replaced Glenn Hoffman (27-41) on June 22
replaced by Ron Roenicke (33-37) on June 27
2000 Elmira Pioneers Northern League East 47-39 3rd Independent Leagues Lost in 2nd round
2001 Elmira Pioneers Northern League East 51-38 1st Independent Leagues Lost in 2nd round

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