R-Phils manager Parent on White Sox radar

Will Mike Parent be pegged for Robin Ventura's (above) staff? (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Mark Parent, who has taken Phillies minor league affiliates to the playoffs in each of the two years he’s managed in the system, appears to be the frontrunner to become the bench coach of the Chicago White Sox.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Sox have been given permission to interview Parent for the position and that new manager Robin Ventura had previously indicated that he had a top candidate in mind.

Parent, 50, was a backup catcher for the Phillies in 1997 and 1998. He returned to the organization in 2010 as manager at Class A Lakewood and led the BlueClaws to the South Atlantic League championship.

He was promoted to Double A Reading his season and the R-Phils again advanced to the postseason.

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