Phillies hire Flores to complete coaching staff

December 14th, 2017
Jose Flores spent the past five seasons as the Cubs' Minor League infield coordinator. (Getty)

The Phillies completed their 2018 coaching staff under new manager Gabe Kapler on Thursday by adding Jose Flores as first-base coach and infield/baserunning instructor.

Flores, 46, spent the past five seasons as the Minor League infield coordinator for the Cubs. Prior to that, he was the manager of the Puerto Rico National Baseball Team for two years. Flores also spent 10 years coaching in the Puerto Rico Winter League, and he was a coach for Puerto Rico's team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Flores joins bullpen coach Jim Gott, assistant hitting coach Pedro Guerrero, pitching coach Rick Kranitz, hitting coach John Mallee, bench coach Rob Thomson, third-base coach Dusty Wathan and assistant pitching coach Chris Young.