Phillies make coaching news, too, as they finalize 2021 staff

Jim Salisbury
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Phillies make coaching news, too, as they finalize 2021 staff originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

It’s not the biggest coaching news in town, not with the Eagles firing Doug Pederson, but the Phillies did announce their 2021 coaching staff on Monday.

The most significant change on the staff occurred in November when Caleb Cotham was hired as pitching coach. He had previously been Cincinnati’s assistant pitching coach.

Cotham replaces Bryan Price, who retired from coaching after the 2020 season. Price had previously been pitching coach for Seattle, Arizona and Cincinnati. He also managed the Reds.

The Phillies will go without an assistant pitching coach as Dave Lundquist moves from that role to bullpen coach. The bullpen coach is essentially an assistant pitching coach. Jim Gott was not retained after serving as bullpen coach the last three seasons.

One other minor change: Mike Calitri, who had managed advanced scouting the previous three seasons, becomes quality assurance coach. 

The rest of the staff is the same as last year. Here’s a full breakdown:

  • Manager: Joe Girardi

  • Bench coach: Rob Thomson

  • Hitting coach: Joe Dillon

  • Pitching coach: Caleb Cotham

  • Third base coach: Dusty Wathan

  • First base coach: Paco Figueroa

  • Bullpen coach: Dave Lundquist

  • Infield coach: Juan Castro

  • Assistant hitting coach: Pedro Guerrero

  • Bullpen catcher/catching coach: Bob Stumpo, Greg Brodzinski

  • Coaching assistant: Bobby Meacham

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