Backman hired for Dominican managing gig

Adam Rubin

Wally Backman will complete his winter managing in the Dominican Republic.

NEW YORK -- Wally Backman has been named manager for Licey in the Dominican Republic, replacing the winter-league club's fired manager, Jose Offerman.

Licey general manager Manny Acta announced the move Saturday. The Tigers opened the season 10-17.

Licey's roster includes Dilson Herrera and Hansel Robles.

Backman remains poised to manage Las Vegas again in 2015, although there has been no announcement.