Two former Major League second basemen will continue managing in the Philadelphia Phillies organization during 2012.
The team announced that former Phillies second baseman Mickey Morandini will manage the Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws, and long-time Chicago Cubs great Ryne Sandberg will return for his second season as manager of Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Morandini spent nine seasons with the Phillies during his 11-year MLB career. He hit .268 during his career, advancing to the World Series with Philadelphia in 1993 and making his lone All-Star team in 1995. He most recently managed the Williamsport Crosscutters in 2011, coaching Philadelphia's short-season Class A team to a 48-33 record.
Sandberg was interviewed for the St. Louis Cardinals managerial opening during this offseason, but the Cardinals gave the job to Mike Matheny instead.
Andy Tracy will take over as the Williamsport skipper. Chris Truby will manage Single-A Clearwater and Dusty Wathan, who managed Clearwater last season, has been promoted to manage Double-A Reading.
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