The decision comes after the Phillies fired John Mallee as their hitting coach on Tuesday.

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Philadelphia announced Tuesday that Manuel will take over as the hitting coach after it fired John Mallee from the position.

Since the All-Star Break, the Phillies have been sluggish and have won just three of their last 10 games. In the second half of the season, Philadelphia ranks last in the National League in batting average (.240), RBIs (109) and extra-base hits (82).

Mallee, who has been the Phillies' hitting coach since the beginning of the 2018 season, might not be the only staff member the team is letting go. NBC Sports reported other changes are being "discussed."

Manuel, 75, was the Phillies' manager from 2005-13 and led the team to a World Series title in 2008, on top of five consecutive division titles. He has a 780-636 record in that timespan before he was fired in 2013.

Manuel also has served as a hitting coach for the Indians, who he managed from 2000-02, in two different stints.

Heading into Tuesday, the Phillies sit two games behind the Nationals for a wild-card spot and are nine games behind the Braves for first place in the NL East.

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