Dusty Wathan

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Dusty Wathan
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Wathan as manager of the Clearwater Threshers
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 62
Catcher/ Coach
Born: (1973-08-22) August 22, 1973 (age 44)
Jacksonville, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 2002, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2002, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average .600
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1

As player

Dustin James Wathan (born August 22, 1973) is an American former professional baseball player and former manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in the International League. On November 10th, 2017, Wathan was named the third base coach on new Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler's staff, along with John Mallee.[1] Wathan played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals in 2002.

In 2007, Wathan was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization and played for the Reading Phillies and Ottawa Lynx. He was the final out recorded in Lynx history, after grounding out to end the 2007 Lynx season which would go down as their final campaign. Wathan retired at the end of the 2007 season.

In 2008, he began his managerial career in the Phillies organization with the Williamsport Crosscutters of the Class A (Short Season) New York–Penn League. He managed the Lakewood Blue Claws (Class A South Atlantic League) in 2009 to win the league championship. From 2010 to 2011, he led the Class A-Advanced Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League. He managed the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils of the Eastern League from 2012 to 2016.[2] On July 22, 2016, he became the winningest manager in team history. [3] Before the 2017 season, he was promoted to manage the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.[1]

His father is former Major League Baseball player and manager John Wathan. His brother, Derek, played in minor league baseball from 1998 to 2008.

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