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Manny Machado Rumors: Phillies Plan to Hire Star's Mentor to Coaching Staff

The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly hiring Bobby Dickerson as part of their major league staff, according to MASN's Roch Kubatko on Wednesday.

While he could help the team with his experience as an infield coach, Dickerson is also notable because of his connection with free-agent shortstop Manny Machado.

Dickerson had been a third base coach for the Baltimore Orioles since 2012, which coincides with Machado's time with team until he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. The coach also served as the Orioles' minor league coordinator from 2010 to 2012 while the four-time All-Star was coming up through the system.