Phillies hire Wally Joyner as assistant coach

** FILE ** In a Feb. 22, 2008, file photo, San Diego Padres hitting coach Wally Joyner is seen during spring training in Peoria, Ariz. Joyner quit Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, with six games left in the season. The Padres will be looking for their fourth hitting coach in as many seasons. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
October 15, 2012 4:57:05 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Wally Joyner to be their assistant hitting coach.

Joyner will assist new hitting coach Steve Henderson. The Phillies reshuffled their coaching staff after finishing 81-81 following five straight division titles.

He previously was the batting coach for San Diego during parts of the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

The 50-year-old Joyner was a left-handed hitting first baseman for 16 seasons with four teams. He finished his career with a .289 batting average, 409 doubles, 204 home runs and 1,106 RBIs in 2,033 games.


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