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Phillies: Chris Coste named interim manager of former team

Chris Coste #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Former Phillies catcher Chris Coste is set to become a skipper

As you may remember, 2008 Philadelphia Phillies World Series champion backup catcher Chris Coste had no easy path to the major leagues before finally debuting at age 33 in late-May 2006.

Before even joining a Major League team’s minor-league system, Coste’s first five professional years out of college were spent in the independent league, the latter four of which with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1996-99).

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Just under one decade following his short-lived, yet memorable four-season MLB career with the Phillies and Houston Astros, Coste returned to the RedHawks as hitting coach prior to the 2018 season, and has served in the role since.