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Phillies Coaching Shuffle: Ryne Sandberg to Coach Third Base

Former IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg (Yong Kim/Inquirer Staff)

PHILADELPHIA — Yesterday, the Phillies fired first base coach Sam Perlozzo as well as cut ties with hitting coach Greg Gross and bench coach Pete Mackanin.

With those spots vacated it left room for a certain minor league manager to get his first real crack at Major League coaching.

Hall of Fame second baseman and former IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg will coach third base. Last year’s third base coach Juan Samuel will move to first base.

Sandberg will also become the infield instructor, which was Perlozzo’s job.

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Phillies Also Let Go of Mackanin, Gross

Less than two hours after the Phillies 2012 season ended they fired three coaches.

Shortly after it was announced first base coach Sam Perlozzo will not return to the Phillies in 2013, the Phillies announced they have cut ties with bench coach Pete Mackanin and hitting coach Greg Gross.

With three coaching spots vacant right now it should be easy to believe Lehigh Valley manager Ryne Sandberg could be a candidate for any of the three spots.