Larry Bowa appears close to returning to the Phillies as manager Ryne Sandberg's bench coach.
A baseball source told CSNPhilly.com that Bowa was close to an agreement to return to the Phillies as Sandberg's right-hand man.
Bowa was a five-time All-Star as Phillies shortstop. He managed the team from 2001 through 2004.
Bowa and Sandberg were traded from the Phillies to the Cubs in 1982 and served as Chicago's double-play combination for three-and-a-half seasons.