The Philadelphia Phillies finished 81-81 this season after winning five straight NL East title and the 2008 World Series title. With no Red October this year, and changes due; today they have promoted Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg to their coaching staff as third-base coach and infield instructor.
The Phillies also promoted Steve Henderson to hitting coach and Rod Nichols to bullpen coach. Pitching coach Rich Dubee will return. Mick Billmeyer goes from bullpen coach to catching coach. Juan Samuel, the former third-base coach, was offered the role of first-base coach and outfield and base-running instructor.