Phillies coaches to return for 2012

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Charlie Manuel and the rest of the Phillies coaching staff will return in 2012. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Phillies have reached contract agreements with their entire major-league coaching staff, the team announced Thursday. All six members of Charlie Manuel's staff will return in 2012.

Rich Dubee (pitching), Greg Gross (hitting), Pete Mackanin (bench), Sam Perlozzo (first base), Juan Samuel (third base), Mick Billmeyer (bullpen), and bullpen catcher Jesus Tiamo will keep their respective positions.

"I couldn't be happier to have the whole staff back for another season," Manuel said in a statement. "Their dedication and work ethic speak for themselves, and they were a huge part of our 102 wins."

Mackanin's name was rumored as a possibility for a managerial job elsewhere, but the Phillies have not received any formal requests from other teams to interview the bench coach.

The Phillies still may have to replace their top two minor-league managers. Mark Parent, who managed double-A Reading, is now the bench coach for the Chicago White Sox. And triple-A manager Ryne Sandberg reportedly remains a possibility to manage the Boston Red Sox or Chicago Cubs (if Mike Quade is let go).  No team has formally requested to interview Sandberg, a team source said.

- Matt Gelb


Phillies 2012 Spring Training

GAME SCHEDULE

Home games in bold at Clearwater, Fla., unless noted; ss – split squad; CBP – at Citizens Bank Park

Feb. 29: FLORIDA STATE, 1

March 3: N.Y. YANKEES, 1

March 4: at N.Y. Yankees, 1:15 (Tampa)

March 5: N.Y. YANKEES, 1

March 6: at Toronto, 1 (Dunedin)

March 7: HOUSTON, 1

March 8: PITTSBURGH, 1

March 9: at Detroit, 1 (Lakeland)

March 10: BALTIMORE, 1

March 11: (ss) at N.Y. Yankees, 1:15 (Tampa)

March 11: (ss) DETROIT, 1

March 12: at Pittsburgh, 1 (Bradenton)

March 13: at Houston, 1 (Kissimmee)

March 14: MINNESOTA, 1

March 15: (ss) at Tampa Bay, 1 (P. Charlotte)

March 15: (ss) ATLANTA, 1

March 16: at Pittsburgh, 1 (Bradenton)

March 17: TORONTO, 1

March 18: at Toronto, 1 (Dunedin)

March 19: DETROIT, 1

March 20: at Baltimore, 1 (Sarasota)

March 22: at Toronto, 1 (Dunedin)

March 23: N.Y. YANKEES, 1

March 24: at Boston, 1 (Fort Myers)

March 25: (ss) at Detroit, 1 (Lakeland)

March 25: (ss) BALTIMORE, 1

March 26: BOSTON, 1

March 27: PITTSBURGH, 1

March 28: at Minnesota, 1 (Fort Myers)

March 29: TAMPA BAY, 1

March 30: at N.Y. Yankees, 1:15 (Tampa)

March 31: TORONTO, 1

April 1: at Atlanta, 1 (Lake Buena Vista)

April 2: PITTSBURGH, 7:05 (CBP)

April 3: PITTSBURGH, 7:05 (CBP)