Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league manager Phil Nevin has interviewed twice for the Miami Marlins managerial position, according to a source.
Nevin has also interviewed for the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres managerial positions and is scheduled to interview with the Seattle Mariners regarding their opening at the manager spot, the source said.
It’s unlikely the Marlins announce the hiring of Nevin or any other managerial candidate without hearing the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision regarding their manager Don Mattingly, as the Marlins’ interest in him is well documented.
People who know Nevin believe he’ll be a successful manager when/if he gets the chance. Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa recently said Nevin was “major league-ready” as a manager, via Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Nevin has experience managing in the minor-leagues with both the Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers. With Triple-A Toledo, he didn’t last long, putting up a 188-242 record. With the Diamondbacks, he has been much better, compiling a 151-137 record.
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