Phillies hire former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Charlie Manuel waves to the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets in Philadelphia. The Phillies have hired former manager Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach. Manuel was working as senior adviser to the general manager. The Phillies announced Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, that he would assume his new position for the remainder of the season.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have turned to the most successful manager in franchise history to revive their feeble offense.

The Phillies hired Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach on Tuesday before a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Manuel, who was working as senior adviser to general manager Matt Klentak, will join the team Wednesday.

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