Phillies Name Ryne Sandberg Third Base Coach

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Phillies Name Ryne Sandberg Third Base Coach

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The day after the Chicago Cubs dismissed their third base coach, Ryne Sandberg is being promoted from his AAA managerial gig to a big league third base coach job.

But not with the Cubs.

He’ll be holding that job for the Philadelphia Phillies, the team for whom he’s been managing at AAA for the last couple years. The team announced the news today.

Strictly speaking, this is Cubs news only in the most tangential sense – Sandberg is a Cubs legend, was a Cubs minor league manager, and then was a Cubs outcast. He’s thought by many to be the successor to Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia. I say good for him on both counts, and I wish him very well.

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