PHILADELPHIA- Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg announced Tuesday that former Phillies Larry Bowa and Pete Mackanin have joined the team's coaching staff. In addition, Steve Henderson will return as hitting coach while Wally Joyner declined to return as assistant hitting coach.
Bowa, 67, will serve as the bench coach. This will be his second duty as a Phillies coach and his fourth tenure with the club overall. Bowa played for the Phillies for 12 years from 1970-81. He was the third base coach for nine years from 1988-96 and spent four seasons 2001-04 as the manager. He also coached for the Anaheim Angels from 1997-99, the Seattle Mariners in 2000, the New York Yankees in 2006-07 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008-10. In addition, he spent a season and a half in 1987-88 managing the San Diego Padres. Bowa is currently an in-studio analyst for MLB Network.
Mackanin spent four years from 2009-12 as the Phillies bench coach under former manager Charlie Manuel. He worked as a pro scout for the Yankees this past season, a position he previously held in 2008. The 62-year-old also coached for the Montreal Expos from 1997-2000 and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2003-05. In addition, he served as interim manager for both the Pirates in 2005 and the Cincinnati Reds in 2007. During his major league playing career, Mackanin appeared in 18 games with the Phillies throughout the 1978-79 seasons.
Henderson, 60, will return for his second season as hitting coach. The statuses of bullpen coach Rod Nichols and first/third base coach Juan Samuel are not yet known. Nichols, 48, has completed his first season on the Phillies major league staff while Samuel, 52, has been a coach with the club for the past three years.