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Phils Hire Perlozzo; Job TBA

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.