By Sam Bush

The  Phillies hired  former Nationals hitting coach Kevin Long to fill the same position.

And, as Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia  reports  the Phillies have discussed bringing back Bobby Dickerson as infield coach.

Dickerson spent 2019 as Phils’ infield coach before joining the  Padres as Jayce Tingler’s bench coach entering 2020.

Dickerson remains under contract with San Diego, but Padres’ staffers were given permission to explore opportunities elsewhere once Tingler was fired last week. The Phils are on the hunt for a new infield instructor after dismissing Juan Castro.