The Lexington Legends have named P.J. Phillips, a 2013 Long Island Duck, as their manager for their first season in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB), yesterday the team announced.
Phillips, 34, launched four home runs, drove in 19 RBI, collected nine doubles and two triples while scoring 33 runs and swiping 13 bases in 77 games with the Ducks in 2013.
Phillips, a second-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2005 MLB Armature Draft, has experience as a manager. He skippered the Vallejo Admirals of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball (PAPB) from July 1 of 2016 season through 2019.
In that period, the former infielder/outfielder guided the Admirals to a 127-146 record, amassing the most wins in Vallejo’s history. He also led the Admirals to a championship in 2017.
Philips comes from an athletic family. His brother is longtime from major leaguer Brandon Phillips, and his sister is Porsha Phillips of the San Antonio Silver Stars.
— Jerry Del Priore