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Phillies hire Guerrero as assistant hitting coach

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The Phillies announced the addition of 28-year-old Pedro Guerrero to their Major League coaching staff. He will serve as the assistant hitting coach to John Mallee under new manager Gabe Kapler.

Guerrero was a bench coach over the past two seasons for the Dodgers' Rookie-level affilliate Ogden Raptors. The former infielder played eight seasons in the Dodgers' Minor League system from 2006-13.

The Phillies announced the addition of 28-year-old Pedro Guerrero to their Major League coaching staff. He will serve as the assistant hitting coach to John Mallee under new manager Gabe Kapler.

Guerrero was a bench coach over the past two seasons for the Dodgers' Rookie-level affilliate Ogden Raptors. The former infielder played eight seasons in the Dodgers' Minor League system from 2006-13.

Signed as an amateur free agent by the Dodgers out of Sor Ana Nolan High School in the Dominican Republic in 2008, Guerrero batted .236/.287/.351 with 23 home runs and 163 RBIs in 411 Minor League games during his eight seasons in the Minors.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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