RYNE SANDBERG has three vacancies to fill on his coaching staff after the dismissal of a second coach in 6 days this weekend.
The Phillies announced Saturday they would not be renewing the contract of catching coach Mick Billmeyer, 49. He was the longest tenured coach on the staff this season and the last remaining from the 2008 World Series champion team following pitching coach Rich Dubee's dismissal a week ago.
Billmeyer, whose jovial personality made him a popular figure in the clubhouse and in the dugout, where he was moved to from the bullpen this past season, had been with the Phils since 2000. He first joined the major league staff as Larry Bowa's catching instructor in 2004.