All-star catcher Mike Piazza, who spent 16 seasons in the MLB, is returning to the baseball diamond—this time, as a manager.
In a statement on his Twitter account, Piazza broke the news that he will manage the Italian national team for two tournaments in the near future.
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) November 13, 2019
Italy has never advanced to the second round of the WBC, so the former slugger may have his hands full.
Previously, Piazza was the hitting coach for Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
The Hall of Famer hit .308 to go along with 427 home runs and 1,335 RBIs in his 16 seasons. Piazza also had seven seasons in which he hit 30 or more home runs.