6 Phillies Alumni – 2 Newcomers – to Serve as Spring Training Instructors

Six Phillies alumni will serve as guest instructors at spring training, the team announced Tuesday: Mike Schmidt, Charlie Manuel, Brad Lidge, Larry Andersen, Chad Durbin and Wes Helms.

All but Durbin and Helms have been assistants at past Phillies spring trainings.

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The report date for pitchers and catchers is right around the corner. The first workout is scheduled for Feb. 14 and full-squad workouts begin Feb. 17.

This group of guest instructors represents the 1980 World Series team, 1983 and 1993 pennant-winning clubs and the 2008 championship team. 

Durbin and Helms spent the least time with the Phillies, though Durbin was a key piece of the 2008 pitching staff. He had a 3.98 ERA in 210 appearances with the Phils from 2007-09 and 2013. 

Helms was here just one season, 2007, as part of a third base platoon that included Greg Dobbs and Abraham Nunez.

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