Charlie Manuel turned down several opportunities to become a hitting coach


Charlie Manuel, the former Phillies manager and current senior advisor to GM Ruben Amaro, Jr., considered becoming the Orioles’ new hitting coach but ultimately declined, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports. Manuel also had opportunities with other AL East teams but turned those down as well.

Manuel managed the Phillies to five consecutive NL East titles from 2007-11 and helped the Phillies win their first World Series since 1980 in 2008, when the Phillies took down the Rays in five games.

Manuel has a well-known love of imparting his hitting knowledge onto others, having taken many players under his wing. It comes as no surprise to hear that he has drawn considerable interest as a hitting coach.