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Phils Hire Perlozzo; Job TBA

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The Phillies announced today that they will fill one of their coaching vacancies with former Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo. Todd Zolecki

It's official. The Phillies have hired Perlozzo. In a news release, the Phillies said, "a specific coaching position has yet to be assigned." But Perlozzo, who will handle infield instruction, knows how to be a third-base coach. He held that role in 2008 with the Seattle Mariners. Before that he served as third base coach (1996-2000), bench coach (2001-2005) and manager (2005-07) for the Baltimore Orioles. He also coached third base for Seattle (1993-95), Cincinnati (1990-92) and the New York Mets (1987-89).

“I’ve known Sammy for a long time and I couldn’t be happier to add someone with his experience to our coaching staff,” Charlie Manuel said in a statement.

All I know about Perlozzo is that the legendary pitching coach Leo Mazzone is his childhood best friend. We already owe him for luring Mazzone away from the Braves a few years back; Atlanta has yet to recover. Welcome aboard, Sam.