Phillies promote Mickey Morandini to first-base coach

Mickey Morandini on Monday was named the Phillies' first-base coach, filling out the team's coaching staff under manager Pete Mackanin for next season.

Morandini, 49, spent the last five seasons on the organization's player development staff. The former Phillies second baseman managed short-season, single-A Williamsport in 2011 and single-A Lakewood in 2012 and 2013 and was a coach for triple-A Lehigh Valley and double-A Reading over the last two seasons.

The Phillies had an opening at first-base coach after Juan Samuel was moved across the diamond to coach third base. Morandini will also be in charge of coaching the team's baserunning.

Jorge Velandia, who joined the coaching staff in a utlity role after Ryne Sandberg resigned on June 26, will return to his role as a special assistant in the player personnel department, the team said.