WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 10: Manager Charlie Manuel #41 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches batting practice before the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)



The Phillies have relieved hitting coach John Mallee of his duties, the club announced today.  Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been named the team’s hitting coach.  Manuel, who currently works as senior advisor to the general manager, will assume the position for the remainder of the 2019 season.


Previously, Manuel, 75, served as hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians from 1988-89 and 1994-99.  From 1994-99, his second tour as hitting coach, Cleveland led the American League in runs three times (1994-95, 1999), led the league in home runs twice (1994-95) and set a franchise record by hitting 220 homers in 1997.