Nats announce Major League coaching staff

Nats announce Major League coaching staff

The Nationals have finalized new manager Dusty Baker's coaching staff for the 2016 season.

The full coaching roster features: bench coach Chris Speier, pitching coach Mike Maddux, hitting coach Rick Schu, first-base coach Davey Lopes, third-base coach Bobby Henley, assistant hitting coach Jacque Jones and bullpen coach Dan Firova.

Schu returns for his third full season as hitting coach with the Nats and Henley for his third season as third-base coach. Lopes, 70, previously served as the team's first-base coach during the 2006 season.

Speier served as Baker's bench coach from 2008-13 with the Reds, and he served as a special assistant to Reds general manager Walt Jocketty the past two years. Maddux has spent the past seven seasons as the Rangers' pitching coach.

Jones, a veteran of 10 Major League seasons, most recently worked in 2014 as the hitting coach of the Padres' Triple-A affiliate in El Paso. Firova joins the club after more than 20 years of managing and coaching in the Mexican League.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.