Backman likely to be invited back to Vegas

September, 23, 2013
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Adam RubinWally Backman is likely to be invited back to manage Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014.


Sandy Alderson expressed optimism Triple-A manager Wally Backman will be invited to return to the helm of the Pacific Coast League club in 2014.

Alderson added that Backman would be considered if a spot on the major league staff became vacant.

Backman managed the 51s to an 81-63 record and division title this past season. Las Vegas was ousted by Salt Lake in the first round of the PCL playoffs.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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