Larry Bowa and Juan Samuel have each agreed to contracts with the Phillies for the 2016 season, Manager Pete Mackanin announced today. Bowa will resume his role as bench coach while Samuel will assume third base coaching responsibilities.
Bowa, 69, will be in uniform for his 51st year associated with MLB and his 32nd with the Phillies. He has served as bench coach and infield instructor for Philadelphia since the 2014 season after previous stints with the club as third base coach (1988-96) and manager (2001-04).
Samuel, 54, has been a member of the Phillies coaching staff since 2011. He will return to coach third base after spending the last three seasons coaching first. He previously coached third for the Phillies (2011-12) and the Baltimore Orioles (2007-10).
As previously announced, Steve Henderson (hitting) and Bob McClure (pitching) have also agreed to contracts for the 2016 season. Additionally, Rick Kranitz (bullpen) and John McLaren (catching) were each hired and will spend their first season with the Phillies.