Nov 5, 2015, 10:51 AM EDT
The Nationals added another high-profile coach to Dusty Baker’s staff Thursday morning, bringing Davey Lopes back to serve in the first base coaching position he held in D.C. a decade ago.
Lopes, 70, is one of the sport’s most experienced and respected coaches, particularly as a baserunning instructor. He spent the last five seasons as the Dodgers’ first base coach and prior to that held the position with the Phillies, becoming a favorite of Jayson Werth, who is now reunited with him.
This will be Lopes’ second stint with the Nationals; he was Frank Robinson’s first base coach in 2006 and was popular among players for the work he did that season.
Lopes joins new pitching coach Mike Maddux, hired Wednesday, as high-profile members of Baker’s newly assembled staff.
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