Steve Smith to be let go as the Phillies’ third base coach.

Phillies let third-base coach go

Smith had been with organization for two seasons

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed this from Dana Point, Calif., where he’s attending the General Managers Meetings. Manuel is in attendance as well, and the two men met with Smith personally to deliver the news.

Smith was hired before the start of the 2007 season, as a replacement for Art Howe, who had been hired but left to accept a position with the Rangers.

The rest of the Phillies’ coaches will be asked to return. (H/T Phillies.com)

Hopefully Charlie will have someone ready to take his place, although it is good to hear that the rest of the coaches will still be here. Goodbye Steve, and good luck in the future. 

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I saw this, too. I wonder if this makes room for #20. He’s coached some of these guys in the minors and seems close to the team.

If you mean Michael Jack Schmidt, I’ll be honest with you. I have really no idea one way or the other, although it would be a surprise to see Mike standing along the third base line for 162 games a year.

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