Sources: Phillies tap Sandberg as manager

The Philadelphia Phillies will announce Sunday they have removed the “interim” tag on Ryne Sandberg and that he will return as manager in 2014, sources told

The club scheduled an 11:30 a.m. ET news conference to announce the move, before its final home game of the season.

The Phillies have gone 18-16 under Sandberg since the firing of longtime manager Charlie Manuel on Aug. 16. They had lost 19 of 22 games before Manuel’s firing.

Sandberg is the only Hall of Fame player currently managing in the major leagues and will be the first full-time manager who had a Hall of Fame playing career since Frank Robinson served as the manager of the Expos and Nationals from 2002-06.

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