Former Cal State Fullerton star Phil Nevin to manage double-A for Tigers


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Phil Nevin, the former Cal State Fullerton third baseman who spent 12 years in the major leagues, including 1998 with the Angels, has been hired by the Detroit Tigers to manage the team’s double-A affiliate in Erie, Pa.

Nevin, a graduate of Placentia El Dorado High School who led Fullerton to the College World Series championship game in 1992, spent last summer managing the Orange County Flyers, an independent-league team that played in Fullerton.


It was Nevin’s first managing job after retiring from baseball after the 2006 season. Nevin played for seven big league teams, including six with the San Diego Padres from 1999 to 2004.

-- Mike DiGiovanna in Indianapolis