The Phils have traded hitting coach Milt Thompson to the Angels for the Halos' hitting coach, Mickey Hatcher. Hatcher will assume that role in Philly, as well as being named "Special Assistant to the Defensive Coordinating Coach."
Said GM Pat Gillick of the addition, "We've tried all conventional methods to get Ryan to field the ball. Our next step: the oversized glove. We all loved Milt, but Hatcher's years of experience with the giant clown-sized glove will be invaluable in the progression of Ryan as a first baseman."