Listach won't return as third-base coach

Listach won't return as third-base coach

Astros third-base coach Pat Listach was informed by general manager Jeff Luhnow on Friday that he will not return next season.

"I'm very disappointed not to be coming back," Listach told "I understand it's a business, but at the same time I'm disappointed."

Listach spent one year on the Astros' staff under manager Bo Porter, who was dismissed before the end of the season. Houston selected A.J. Hinch as its new manager last month.

Tarrik Brock, the Astros' first-base coach, was told he would not be on Hinch's staff earlier this week.

The Astros announced Friday afternoon that they have made four additions to the Major League coaching staff -- Trey Hillman as bench coach, Dave Hudgens as hitting coach, Gary Pettis as third-base coach and outfield/baserunning instructor and Rich Dauer as first-base coach and infield instructor.

Pettis served as the Rangers third-base coach, and had been a part of Texas' staff since 2007.

Hinch will not completely clear the coaching staff, however, as pitching coach Brent Strom will return for a second year.

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.