Sandberg named Third Base Coach, Steve Henderson Hitting Coach, Billmeyer Catching Coach

As expected, Ryne Sandberg has been promoted to the Philadelphia Phillies coaching staff, and will take over as Third Base Coach for the 2013 season. Juan Samuel, the incumbent Third Base Coach, has been offered the position of First Base Coach. Read the full press release here.

Mick Billmeyer, the long-time bullpen coach for the Phillies, has been named Catching Coach, and Rod Nichols, pitching coach for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, has been named the Phillies' new Bullpen Coach.

Steve Henderson, the Phillies' minor league hitting coordinator for the last two seasons, and previously the Tampa Bay Rays hitting coach, takes over as Hitting Coach in Philadelphia.

By nearly all accounts, the Phillies appear to be clearing the deck for a peaceful transfer of power from Charlie Manuel to Ryne Sandberg for the 2014 season. Manuel has been the best manager in franchise history, and deserves the opportunity to go out on his terms. Hopefully this will be graceful.

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