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Four from minor league staff let go by Phils

The Phillies have done a little late summer housecleaning. Three minor league coaches and a minor league coordinator have been let go by the organization. Baserunning and bunting coordinator Rob Ducey, Lehigh Valley pitching coach Steve Schrenk, Lakewood manager mike Micucci and GCL coach Charlie Hayes will not continue their baseball careers with the Phillies organization.

Hayes, Ducey and Schrenk were former Phillies players.

Schrenk, 50, played two seasons for the Phillies (1999-2000) and pitched in 50 games out of the bullpen and two games as a starter. He joined the organization as a minor league pitching coach in 2004 and had served in that capacity with the GCL Phillies, Lakewood BlueClaws, Clearwater Threshers and Reading Fightins (Phillies) before serving one season as the IronPigs pitching coach.

Hayes rejoined the organization in 2017 after playing for the Phillies in four seasons, covering two different stints with the team. His first assignment was as a coach with Lehigh Valley and spent the past two seasons as a coach in the Gulf Coast League.

Ducey joined the Phillies as a free agent in December, 1998 and in July of 2000 was dealt to Toronto. The Phillies reacquired him from the Blue Jays 12 days later as the player to be named later in the deal that sent Mickey Morandini to Toronto. The Phillies released Ducey 10 months later and he finished the 2001 season with the Montreal Expos. Ducey was a coach with Reading and Clearwater from 2014-2017 prior to becoming the baserunning and bunting coordinator prior to the 2018 season.

Micucci had just joined the organization last winter and was named the Lakewood manager. He had a prior working relationship with Phillies GM Matt Klentak when the two were in the Angels organization.

There could be other moves coming in the minor league department as the team continues to shift to coaches and coordinators who take a more analytical approach to the game.

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