Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino rejoined the team Saturday. His wife, Melissa, gave birth to their son, Kingston, on Thursday in Las Vegas. Victorino flew from Washington to Las Vegas on Thursday, and boarded a red-eye flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta on Friday night. ... Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco returned to the lineup Saturday against the Braves at Turner Field. Polanco received a cortisone injection in his left elbow Wednesday. He is playing with a bone spur and tendinitis in the elbow, which has affected his play throughout most of the season.
Phils, Manuel could talk extension in offseason
ATLANTA -- Reds manager Dusty Baker is close to a two-year contract extension, a result of leading Cincinnati to the postseason for the first time since 1995.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has led the Phillies to four consecutive National League East championships, two NL championships and one World Series championship since he replaced Larry Bowa before the 2005 season. But Manuel is signed through 2011, and for the moment, there have been no talks about an extension.
"Right now, just like any other free agent, we're focused on trying to win," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
Amaro, however, said it is possible they could talk extension in the offseason. He also said he sees Manuel leading the team beyond 2011.
Manuel, 66, is the oldest manager in franchise history. He said last month he has no plans to retire anytime soon.
"I could see myself managing at 85," Manuel said. "Pennsylvania is known to have old coaches and managers. What the [heck]? ... I don't go nowhere. I go home and I come to the ballpark. I go home and I come to the ballpark. I go home, come to the ballpark, airplane, go on the airplane, go to the hotel. That's all I do."
Phillies ask coaches to return next season
ATLANTA -- The Phillies have invited their entire coaching staff to return in 2011.
That includes first-base coach Davey Lopes, who talked about retirement in Spring Training. It also includes hitting coach Greg Gross, who replaced Milt Thompson in July. The rest of the coaching staff includes pitching coach Rich Dubee, bench coach Pete Mackanin, third-base coach Sam Perlozzo and bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer.
"I think they're all pretty happy, but we haven't worked out any of their deals," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
Amaro said he has received indications the entire staff would like to return, although he said he has had at least one inquiry about a coach for a managerial opening. Mackanin, Perlozzo and Lopes all having managerial experience.
"It doesn't mean they'll all be back, but they've been asked back," Amaro said.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.