After letting Pat Murphy know he would not be getting the job, the search began for a new manager of the San Diego Padres. Sources are telling us who is being interviewed for the position, so let’s take a closer look.
It’s time to play Whack-a-Manager with Ron Wotus!
Wotus was drafted in the 16th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Bacon Academy High School in Colchester, CT. He made his Major League debut with the Pirates on September 3, 1983, appearing in five games. Wotus appeared in 27 games for the Pirates in 1984.
After spending 1985 and 1986 in the Pirates minor leagues, Wotus played in the Kansas City Royals organization in 1987 and the San Francisco Giants organization in 1988 and 1989, without returning to the majors.
Wotus remained in the Giants organization as a minor league manager from 1991 to 1997. He was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year in 1997. Wotus became the Giants third base coach in 1998, and has served as bench coach since 1999.