Nationals bring back all 7 members of coaching staff for ’17
WASHINGTON (AP) — All seven members of Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker’s major league coaching staff will return to the team for the 2017 season.
The team made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday.
Among the coaches sticking around for next season: pitching coach Mike Maddux, hitting coach Rick Schu, bench coach Chris Speier, first base coach Davey Lopes and third base coach Bob Henley.
It was Henley who waived Jayson Werth home in a bid to score from first on Ryan Zimmerman’s double in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers last week. Werth was easily thrown out, and the Nationals went on to lose 4-3 and get eliminated.
The Nationals won 95 games and the NL East title in Baker’s first season as their manager before losing to LA.