Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/16/12
The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former major-leaguer Wally Joyner as assistant hitting coach, fulfilling the team's stated goal of wanting multiple voices for hitters. Joyner, 50, will work alongside newly appointed hitting coach Steve Henderson, who agreed to have an assistant as a condition of his hiring. "The system will be better with an assistant in so much that different guys take in information in different ways," Amaro said. "I think it's important for our players to see different points of view and get information in different ways." Joyner has worked as the lead hitting instructor for MLB International's Elite-level development programs in Italy and Brazil for the past four years. The 16-year veteran hit .289 with 204 home runs with the California Angels, Kansas City Royals, Padres, and Atlanta Braves.
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