Bob Nightengale, baseball reporter for USA Today, tweeted Wednesday that the Phillies are “zeroing in” on Dusty Wathan for manager of the big-league club.
That’s all the information we have.
Wathan, of course, managed the IronPigs last season (to an 80-62 record). But he’s been in the organization for a long time, managing Williamsport, Lakewood, Clearwater and Reading, as well. He’s the all-time winningest manager in Reading history, and he’s managed just about every player on the expected opening day roster. Moreover, he spent time in the dugout as a member of the coaching staff in September 2017.
Nothing has been confirmed; we’ll update when there’s any more news.