The Philadelphia Phillies have supported former manager Charlie Manuel as the team's new hitting coach after John Mallee was relieved of his duties, the team announced Tuesday. the manager with a score of 780-636, leading the team to a World Series championship and five straight division titles. (109) and extra-base hits (82), and the team .705 OPS was just ahead of the Marlins that season.
Manuel will immediately resign his new role, the team said. He previously served twice as a hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians, where he also served from 2000 to 2002.
After being drafted by the Phillies, Manuel was returned to prison as a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro in 2014.
The Phillies are just two games away from National League wild-card racing. They track the Atlanta Braves through nine games in the NL East standings through Monday.