Mike Calitri

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Michael Hennessey Calitri

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Calitri played in the minor leagues from 2000 to 2003, first in the Cincinnati Reds and later in the Boston Red Sox organization. He was a first baseman and third baseman, and in his best season in 2001, he hit 20 doubles and 18 homers in 119 games between two teams.

He played college baseball at Clemson University, appearing in the 2000 College World Series. He returned to school after his playing career to complete his degree.

In the fall of 2005, Tim Corbin hired Calitri to serve as the Director of Baseball Operations at Vanderbilt University. Previously Corbin had recruited Calitri to play at Clemseon when Corbin was the Tigers' recruiting coordinator. Calitri stayed in this role until 2009 when the Tampa Bay Rays hired his as their advanced scouting coordinator. Calitri has worked in professional baseball ever since, mostly in a scouting capacity. He joined the Cleveland Indians organization in 2013 where he was a major league scout from 2013-2017.

In 2018 Calitri jumped to the Philadelphia Phillies as manager of advance scouting. In 2021, he was added to the major league coaching staff as quality assurance coach. After manager Joe Girardi was fired on June 3, 2022, Calitri took over as bench coach replacing Rob Thomson who was promoted to Phillies manager. Calitri returned in 2023 as the team's bench coach.

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