Downs enters the coaching ranks after a 17-year pro-playing career, which includes three seasons at the Major League level.
Eiland’s tutelage helped lead the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees to World Series Crowns in 2015 and 2009, respectively.
in 2109 with the Ducks, the 29-year-old appeared in 28 contests as a position player, posting a .270 batting average with two home runs, 14 RBI, 12 runs, three doubles, and a .340 on-base percentage. The Tennessee native also made 15 outings out of the bullpen, recording one hold and striking out 13 batters over 17 innings of work. Defensively, he recorded a .994 fielding percentage, committing just one error.
den Dekker last suited up as a professional player for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) in 2019. With the Dicks, he batted .268 with two homers, 12 RBI, 18 runs, and 12 doubles in 29 games.
The Atlantic League is composed of eight teams in two divisions. West Virginia will play in the South Division alongside the Lexington Legends, High Point Rockers, and Gastonia Honey Hunters.
Over his eight-year career, Rodriguez is a .234 hitter with 702 hits, 307 extra-base hits, 127 of which were home runs, and 491 RBI in 852 contests.
The Ann Arbor, Mich., native most recently spent two seasons (2018-19) with the Hiroshima Carp in Japan. He combined to toss a 3-1 record with a 3.00 ERA, three saves, and 26 strikeouts over 33 innings in Japan’s Western and Central Leagues during the 2019 campaign.
Phillips, 34, launched four home runs, drove in 19 RBI, collected nine doubles and two triples while scoring 33 runs and swiping 13 bases in 77 games with the Ducks in 2013.
Legends join Gastonia Honey Hunters, Long Island Ducks, York Revolution, Lancaster Barnstormers, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and High Point Rockers in the Atlantic League.
Gozzo, 54, joined the Toronto Blue Jays, where he made his Major League debut in 1989. His six-year big league career included pitching for the Cleveland Indians (1990-91), Minnesota Twins, (1992). Also, he rejoined the Mets from 1993-94. Over the course of his 48 Major League appearances, Gozzo owns a 7-7 record in 124 innings pitched.