Phillies want Doc to return in 2014

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The Philadelphia Phillies are still waiting to hear back from former manager Charlie Manuel on whether or not he’ll take a consultant role with the team. While they wait they’re looking to bring back someone else who left the team after the 2013 season, pitcher Roy Halladay. Doc retired after the season so the Phillies wouldn’t be looking to bring him back to the mound, they’d like him to serve as an instructor.

The Phillies would also like to see recently retired Roy Halladay stay in the organization. It’s possible that Halladay could work as an instructor in spring training.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen yet,” Amaro said. “I think he may have some interest. We have interest.” (CSN Philly)

Bringing Doc to Spring Training would actually be pretty smart for the Phillies and not just because of the knowledge he can provide to the young pitchers on the team. The Phillies have a new pitching coach for 2014 in Bob McClure so Doc can help him out as well. Doc’s been with the team for a couple years and knows what each pitcher can do and what they bring to the table, so he could help give McClure a crash course on what he’s got.

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