Davey Lopes tells Phils he won't return as coach

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, left, talks with first base coach Davey Lopes in the dugout before a baseball game against the Florida Marlins, Saturday, May 29, 2010 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

November 1, 2010 2:58:04 PM PDT
Davey Lopes has informed the Philadelphia Phillies he won't return as first-base coach, the team says.

Lopes spent the last four seasons with the Phillies, and played a significant role in the team's success in stealing bases.

Under Lopes, the Phillies led the league in stolen-base percentage four straight seasons.

Lopes was a four-time All-Star second baseman with the Los Angeles Dodgers during a 16-year career. He also managed the Milwaukee Brewers for two years and parts of another.