Charlie Manuel promotes team catching instructor Mick Billmeyer to team’s Bullpen coach.
Phils tab Billmeyer as bullpen coach
Instructor has been on the Major League staff since 2004
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
Seems like Charlie must see something in Billmeyer to be promoting him to the higher position.
PHILADELPHIA — While searching for at least one more coach to round out manager Charlie Manuel’s staff, the Phillies have promoted Mick Billmeyer to bullpen coach.
Billmeyer, 44, had been serving as the team’s catching instructor and has been on the big league staff since 2004. Before that, he spent four years (2000-03) as the club’s Minor League catching coordinator and six years (1994-99) as the Angels’ bullpen/workout coordinator.
Billmeyer replaces Ramon Henderson, who has been reassigned to a Minor League coaching position. Henderson, 45, spent 11 seasons (1998-2008) as the team’s bullpen coach before leaving for personal reasons during the 2008 season.
Manuel is looking to hire another coach who will either work as bench coach or third-base coach, with Sam Perlozzo manning the other spot. Jim Tracy, Grady Little and Terry Collins, all of whom have big league managing experience, have emerged as candidates. (H/T Phillies.com)
Well, we’re still waiting her to see who will become the new bench coah or third base coach along the recently added Sam Perlozzo. Anyway, congrats on the promotion, Mick.