Eric Valent, Dusty Wathan, Razor Shines and Dave Lundquist are among the new additions. The club also announced that Clearwater skipper Dave Huppert will become Lehigh Valley's new manager.
From a news release - Valent, pictured, has been assigned as a coach for short-season, single-A Williamsport. A supplemental selection by the Phillies in the 1998 draft out of UCLA, Valent played parts of five seasons in the major leagues for the Phillies (2001-02), Reds (2003) and Mets (2004-05). He batted .234 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI in 205 major league games. The 2008 season marks his first in the coaching ranks.
Wathan, 34, will be Williamsport’s manager. The former catcher has spent the last two seasons in the Phillies' minor league system, playing at the triple-A and double-A levels.
Shines, 51, will manage single-A Clearwater. He appeared in 68 major league games over four seasons (1983-85, 1987) with Montreal and spent the last eight years in the White Sox organization, spending this past season as the club's major league third base coach.
Lundquist will begin his fourth season as a minor league coach and his first with the Phillies at single-A Lakewood. The 34-year-old pitched in 37 major league games for the White Sox (1999) and Padres (2001-02) after being selected by Chicago in the fifth round of the 1993 draft.
2008 field staff, listing manager, coach and pitching coach:
Lehigh Valley (AAA): Dave Huppert, Greg Gross, Rod Nichols
Reading (AA): P.J. Forbes, Frank Cacciatore, Tom Filer
Clearwater (Hi-A): Razor Shines, Kevin Jordan, Steve Shrenk
Lakewood (Lo-A): Steve Roadcap, Greg Legg, Dave Lundquist
Williamsport (Short-A): Dusty Wathan, Eric Valent, Bill Bliss
Gulf Coast (R): Roly deArmas, Luis Melendez, Carlos Arroyo
*New instructors bolded