From the official Twitter account of the Crosscutters, the Phillies have filled one of their last Minor League coaching vacancies:
Nelson Prada @nelyprada57 named manager of the Crosscutters. Spent last 8 seasons managing in Twins organization #GoCutters
â€” Cutters Baseball (@crosscutters) January 3, 2013
Prada played four years, 1995-1998, in the Twins organization, reaching High-A Fort Myers of the Florida State league, serving primarily as a catcher behind Chad Moeller and Matt LeCroy on the depth chart. Over the last eight seasons, Prada managed in the Twins organization, compiling a 436-418 (.511) win/loss record. Prada spent his last five seasons at Single-A Beloit and the three proceeding years as the Twins Gulf Coast League skipper.