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• The Phillies offered former manager Charlie Manuel a job in the organization several months ago, but they are still waiting for an answer.

"We're still talking to Charlie about that possibility," Amaro said. "[We] haven't made anything official yet, [but we're] hoping to bring him back. [We are] looking to have someone who can help us in a variety of roles. He could be a hitting guru with the organization -- troubleshooting and scouting, much like he was when he was here for Ed Wade. I hope he comes on and will be a tremendous asset for us. I think he can help us and me in a variety of ways."

• The Phillies offered former manager Charlie Manuel a job in the organization several months ago, but they are still waiting for an answer.

"We're still talking to Charlie about that possibility," Amaro said. "[We] haven't made anything official yet, [but we're] hoping to bring him back. [We are] looking to have someone who can help us in a variety of roles. He could be a hitting guru with the organization -- troubleshooting and scouting, much like he was when he was here for Ed Wade. I hope he comes on and will be a tremendous asset for us. I think he can help us and me in a variety of ways."

• The Phils designated catcher Sebastian Valle for assignment to make room for right-hander Roberto Hernandez on the 40-man roster.

Valle had been the organization's top catching prospect just a couple of years ago, but he had fallen on the depth chart. He posted a .699 OPS in 2012 with Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and just a .603 OPS last season with Reading.

"Prospects are prospects," Amaro said. "Sometimes they develop, sometimes they don't. He didn't develop at the rate we thought he would. We're fortunate that we've had others that have stepped up. ... And having signed [Wil] Nieves, I think will give us some depth on the Major League club."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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