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Perlozzo takes job with Phillies

Sam Perlozzo isn't waiting around to see if he still has a job with the Seattle Mariners. Perlozzo, who coached the infielders for the Mariners and was also third base coach for the Mariners, accepted a job with the Phillies on their coaching staff. What exactly his title is, hasn't been determined, but he will also work with the infielders.

Hmm, let's see, sit around to see if you can work for the 100-loss Mariners and have to work with Yuni Betancourt and Jose Lopez, OR take basically the same job for the World Champion Phillies and work with Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.

Tough choice. Tough choice.

Here's the AP Story...

PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Former Baltimore Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo joined the Philadelphia Phillies' coaching staff on Thursday.

Perlozzo wasn't immediately assigned a specific position. The World Series champion Phillies are seeking a third-base coach and bench coach for manager Charlie Manuel.

Steve Smith wasn't retained as third-base coach and Jimy Williams chose not to return as bench coach.

Perlozzo, who will handle infield instruction, spent last season as Seattle's third-base coach after 12 years with Baltimore as third-base coach (1996-2000), bench coach (2001-2005) and manager (2005-07).

Perlozzo also coached third base for the Mariners (1993-95), Cincinnati (1990-92) and the New York Mets (1987-89).

"I've known Sammy for a long time and I couldn't be happier to add someone with his experience to our coaching staff," Manuel said.