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Bill Ladson

Nats bring back Henley as third-base coach

Nats bring back Henley as third-base coach

WASHINGTON -- More than a month after being told his contract would not be renewed, Bobby Henley is back as the Nationals' third-base coach, the same role he's had the past two seasons. Henley is the second coach to be rehired by the team, as Rick Schu was also brought back as the hitting coach.

With Henley returning, the move likely means that Chris Speier will be manager Dusty Baker's bench coach. The Nationals have yet to announce that Speier is joining the club.

If he wasn't the third-base coach, Henley was going to be the club's senior adviser in player development. Before joining the Major League staff, Henley managed in the Minor League system, and he was a catching coordinator for seven years before becoming a Minor League field coordinator.

The Nationals are almost done as far as hiring coaches is concerned. The team is looking to hire a bullpen coach.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashinNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.