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Backman likely to be invited back to Vegas

Adam Rubin

Wally Backman is likely to be invited back to manage Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014.

Sandy Alderson expressed optimism Triple-A manager Wally Backman will be invited to return to the helm of the Pacific Coast League club in 2014.

Alderson added that Backman would be considered if a spot on the major league staff became vacant.

Backman managed the 51s to an 81-63 record and division title this past season. Las Vegas was ousted by Salt Lake in the first round of the PCL playoffs.