The interim label is off Jerry Manuel. The team announced he was signed to a two-year deal with an option for a third year.
Among the highlights of the conference call:
-In addition to the bullpen, Manuel said the offense needs a different mindset, with a concentration on fundamentals and situational hitting. “We have to place a value on getting a walk,” Manuel said. “We have to place a value on hitting a ground ball to advance a runner.”
-On the bullpen, he said: “Our dilemma is it is difficult to evaluate people not in roles they are accustomed to.”
-Manuel said no decisions have been made on his coaching staff.
More to follow.