Uncle Cholly is coming home.
The Philadelphia Phillies announced Tuesday Charlie Manuel, 75, will be returning to Citizens Bank Park as hitting coach, replacing the dismissed John Mallee, according to the team's website.
Manuel is the winningest manager in the organizations history, taking the team to the 2008 World Series title, along with several pennants and titles.
According to media reports, Manuel is assisting in the role through the end of the season, and is not expected to fill the position long-term. Already involved as an adviser in the front office prior to the move, he's taking the hitting helm in an attempt to "simplify the Phillies' offensive approach," according to reports.
The Phillies are in fourth place in the National League East at 60-58, two games out of the NL Wild Card spot held by the Cardinals, and nine games back from the first place Braves.