The Phillies search for a manager is nearly four weeks old, but it could be coming to an end sooner rather than later. According to a report from USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale, the new manager could be a familiar name: Dusty Wathan. Nightengale tweeted Wednesday morning that the Phillies were “zeroing in” on Wathan to become their next manager. The 44-year-old Wathan spent the 2017 season as the manager at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Prior to that, Wathan spent five seasons as the manager at Double-A Reading where he became the long-time Phillies minor league franchise’s all-time winningest manager. Wathan is also the son of a former big league manager (John Wathan) and is already a popular figure in the young Phillies clubhouse. Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams, and J.P. Crawford, who all made their big league debuts this summer, all credited Wathan for their rise through Reading to Lehigh to the big leagues in the last two years.
Phillies zeroing in on Dusty Wathan for manager job
Philly Voice | Oct 25