Charlie Manuel replaces John Mallee as Phillies hitting coach


The Philadephia Phillies have named former manager Charlie Manuel as the team's new hitting coach after relieving incumbent John Mallee of his duties, the club announced Tuesday.

The Phillies' offense entered Tuesday's action ranked 24th in the majors in batting average (.245), 23rd in slugging (.417), 18th in on-base percentage (.322), and 16th in WAR (14.5).

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