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So we learned today Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock will interview for Baltimore’s GM vacancy and Ryne Sandberg will interview for St. Louis’ managerial vacancy.

They’re not the only Phillies personnel teams are interested in.

Bench coach Pete Mackanin just interviewed for Boston’s managerial vacancy. Big league scout Jim Fregosi Jr. left to become special assistant to the general manager in Kansas City, and Double-A manager Mark Parent left to become the bench coach with the Chicago White Sox.

It is worth noting the Cubs have told Sandberg he will not be a candidate for their managerial vacancy. I believe if Mackanin gets hired somewhere, the Phillies would promote Sandberg as his replacement. The Phillies love Sandberg. In fact, I think if Sandberg somehow remains with the organization he would be a front runner to replace Charlie Manuel once his contract expires and he decides he has had enough of managing.

Phillies Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs

The Phillies announced their Minor League player development staff today:

We already knew Ryne Sandberg will manage Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Mickey Morandini will manage Class A Williamsport.

Les Lancaster joins the organization as the rookie-level Gulf Coast Phillies pitching coach. Mark Parent will manager Double-A Reading after managing Class A Lakewood last season. Chris Truby will manager Lakewood after managing Williamsport last season. Here is a look at the rest of the staffs:

  • Lehigh Valley: Sandberg (manager), Sal Rende (coach) and Rod Nichols (pitching coach).
  • Reading: Parent (manager), Frank Cacciatore (coach) and Bob Milacki (pitching coach).
  • Clearwater: Dusty Wathan (manager), TBA (coach), Dave Lundquist (pitching coach).
  • Lakewood: Truby (manager), Gregg Legg (coach), Steve Schrenk (pitching coach).
  • Williamsport: Morandini (manager), Jorge Valandia (coach) and Lance Carter (pitching coach).
  • Gulf Coast Phillies: Roly deArmas (manager), Kevin Jordan (coach), Carlos Arroyo (pitching coach) and Lancaster (pitching coach).

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