The Philadelphia Phillies are in full offseason mode as winter approaches. They did make one real move among all the free agency and trade speculations about what they may do to enhance the club ahead of the 2024 MLB season.
Cesar Ramos, who spent the last two seasons as the pitching coach at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, was appointed the team’s new bullpen coach on Friday. It’s a tiny change, but it was required after Dave Lundquist was dismissed of his duties earlier this month.
Ramos was a reliever in the Major Leagues for eight years and even inked a contract with Philadelphia in 2017.
The bullpen coach is an important element of the coaching staff since they guarantee that each relief pitcher is ready for their turn on the mound. Ramos will also serve as Caleb Cotham’s pitching coach.
As things currently stand, the Phillies will need to fill the position of assistant hitting coach. Jason Camilli was not brought back by Philadelphia at the same time as Lundquist.
Kevin Long will almost certainly have some input in who the number two will be moving into the season.