The team announced that they are bringing back Larry Bowa and Pete Mackanin to be coaches on manager Ryne Sandberg's staff. Bowa is being brought back to be the Phillies bench coach while Mackanin, who was the Phillies bench coach from 2009-2012, is coming back as the team's new third base coach.
The new on Bowa has been rumored for weeks. Bowa, 67, managed the Phillies from 2001 to 2004 while taking home the National League Manager of the Year Award in 2001. He last served as the third base coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010. Since 2011, he has been an analyst on the MLB Network. Bowa also played 12 years and 1,739 games for the Phillies while earning trips to five All-Star games and winning two Gold Gloves.
Hitting coach Steve Henderson will remain with the team but assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner will not be back. There is no word about first base coach Juan Samuel or bullpen coach Rod Nichols.
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