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Wally Joyner has again left the Phillies

Nov 17, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

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The Phillies announced in early October that assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner had resigned. Then Joyner changed his mind and announced that he would stay. But now he’s leaving again.

Todd Zolecki of reports that Joyner has stepped down from his role as assistant hitting coach in Philadelphia — for real this time — so that he can “pursue other opportunities.” Presumably those are baseball-related opportunities.

Joyner was hired in October 2012 and spent just one season with the Phils. It’s not the assistant hitting coach’s fault, but Philadelphia had the 27th-ranked offense in the majors in 2013, scoring more runs than only the Cubs, White Sox and Marlins.

Joyner, now 51 years old, was a .289/.362/.440 hitter over a 16-year big league career.

Jim Salisbury of suspects Micky Morandini might be Joyner’s replacement.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Hey, the very definition of a joyner is someone who likes joyning new groups. Stay tuned to learn who he joyns next. Sorry. Blame it on baseball withdrawal, aka, post dramatic Series disorder.

  2. aphillieated - Nov 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Looks like Uncle Cholly has a job :)

  3. tfbuckfutter - Nov 17, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    It’s not his fault. I wouldn’t know what to do with being directed to “stop focusing on on base percentage. Have more RBIs.”

    That’s like telling a butcher “Stop ordering so many pigs and produce more bacon.”

  4. twpguy1964 - Nov 17, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Take off your damn dress Joyner and make up your mind!

  5. scotttheskeptic - Nov 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Damn, this team really is a mess. Front office down to the roster.

  6. seattlenative57 - Nov 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Mickey Morandini? Jeez, his career was the very definition of “no stick, all glove”. Great choice for assistant hitting coach. Failed ABs won’t get in their heads while fielding.

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