Phillies extend hitting coach Kevin Long through 2025
The Phillies have reportedly extended hitting coach Kevin Long through the 2025 season.
Kevin Long was brought in prior to the 2022 season and made a huge difference for team, turning them into one of the most elite offenses in all of baseball. The team as a whole ranked 8th in average, 6th in slugging percentage, 9th in hits, and 8th in OPS throughout the regular season.
Long got to work with everyone on the team but really changed the bat of Alec Bohm. Bohm was coming off a terrible 2021 outing and shaped out to be one of the best pure hitters on the team. The Phillies team worked specifically on mechanical adjustments all throughout the year with young guys like Bryson Stott and Brandon Marsh as well.
Kevin Long got to work with Trea Turner back in Washington and was a big reason for the quick development of Turner’s approach at the plate. The Phillies are currently the top suitors to sign the star shortstop, with rumors flying all over the place that Turner wants to come to Philadelphia.
Long is now locked up for three more seasons and will join the ride with Rob Thomson, who received a two-year deal to continue as the Phillies manager back at the beginning of October.
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