Nov 15, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT
For the second straight offseason Ryne Sandberg failed to land a prominent big-league coaching or managing gig, so Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that he’s expected to stay with the Phillies as their Triple-A manager.
Gelb writes that the Phillies “are quite fond of Sandberg” and speculates that the Hall of Fame second baseman could be the heir apparent to Charlie Manuel, whose contract expires after the 2013 season.
In the meantime Sandberg will surely take another shot at interviewing for managerial openings next offseason, but given how often he’s been passed over sticking with the Phillies might be his best chance anyway.
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