Manuel, 75, again in Phils’ dugout as hitting coach


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The Philadelphia Phillies have employed former supervisor Charlie Manuel because the workforce’s new hitting coach after relieving John Mallee of his duties, the workforce introduced Tuesday.

Manuel, 75, final managed the Phillies in 2013. He’s the franchise’s winningest supervisor with a 780-636 mark, main the workforce to a 2008 World Sequence championship and 5 straight division titles.

Because the All-Star break, the Phillies rank final within the Nationwide League in batting common (.240), RBIs (109) and extra-base hits (82), and the workforce’s .705 OPS ranks forward of solely the Marlins throughout that span.

General, the Phillies are 19th in runs, 24th in batting common (.245) and 23rd in dwelling runs (149) this season.

Their offense has underperformed regardless of the addition of slugger Bryce Harper, All-Star J.T. Realmuto, two-time All-Star Jean Segura and former 2013 MVP Andrew McCutchen, who suffered a season-ending knee harm in June.

Manuel will assume his new position instantly, the workforce mentioned. He has beforehand twice served as a hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians, with whom he additionally was supervisor from 2000 to 2002.

After he was fired by the Phillies, Manuel was introduced again into the fold as a senior adviser to basic supervisor Ruben Amaro in 2014.

The Phillies are simply two video games again within the Nationwide League wild-card race. They path the Atlanta Braves by 9 video games within the NL East standings by Monday.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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