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Ryne Sandberg up for Phillies Triple-A Manager’s Job — Wrigley Field 11/9/10

Posted on 09 November 2010 by Lou

Ryne Sandberg may have found himself a new home – as manager of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies).  Chuck Lamar – the assistant GM in charge of Phillies player development – has indicated that the club should announce the new manager of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley team in the near future.  Sandberg – who was the Phillies 20th round pick back in 1978 – is a candidate for the position.  The Phillies ended up trading Sandberg to the Cubs as a “thrown in player” for a deal that sent Larry Bowa to the Cubs for Ivan DeJesus (the Cubs current 1st base coach).  Sandberg went on to have a Hall of Fame career as a Cub and has managed in the Cubs minor league system for each of the last 4 years.  We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything on Sandberg – if he doesn’t get the Phillies job, it will be interesting to see where he ends up…

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