3 Hot Names Emerge in Phillies' Search for a New Manager

Sources: Phillies down to 2 finalists for manager CSNPhilly.com

Matt Klentak has not revealed any candidates in the Phillies' search for a new manager, but according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury, the early list of hot names includes Brad Ausmus, Tim Bogar and Gary DiSarcina.

Ausmus, like Klentak, is a Dartmouth alum. Ausmus was recently let go by the Detroit Tigers after compiling a 314-332 record in four seasons as manager.

Both Bogar and DiSarcina spent time alongside Klentak in the Angels' front office under general manager Jerry DiPoto. DiPoto was the Angels' GM from 2011-15, and Klentak was there as assistant GM for most of DiPoto's run.

Bogar, a teammate of DiPoto's on the 1995-96 Mets, has spent the last two seasons as the Seattle Mariners' bench coach, getting the job after DiPoto was named Seattle's GM in 2015.

Bogar also spent time as the Texas Rangers' interim manager in 2014 after Ron Washington resigned.

DiSarcina played shortstop for the Angels from 1989 through 2000. He later served as an assistant GM under DiPoto with the Angels before going on to manage the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple A) for four years.

After his run as a minor-league manager, DiSarcina joined Mike Scioscia's staff with the Angels, coaching third base and then first base.

This past season, DiSarcina served as the Red Sox bench coach, filling the role vacated by Torey Lovullo, who is now the Diamondbacks' manager.

Here's a look at some other candidates Klentak could consider.