Salisbury: Phillies Interested In Stairs, Sweeney As Hitting Assistant

PHILADELPHIA — The theme of the day has been the coaching staff.

There is one final bit of news for the day in regards to the staff.

According to a source of Jim Salisbury the Phillies are interested in a pair of former bench bats as aides to the newly appointed hitting coach, Steve Henderson.

Salisbury reported that the Phillies are interested in Matt Stairs and Mike Sweeney as possible assistant hitting coaches.

General manager Ruben Amaro said earlier today that the Phillies are looking at a two-man approach to the hitting job position, something a few other teams in baseball are doing or have done recently.

“It’s something that’s worked for some other clubs,” Amaro said. “We’ve researched it quite a bit, so we’re going to go with a two-man crew in that regard.”



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