Phillies Announce Andy MacPhail Has Assumed Role of President
The Phillies have a new president.
The team announced today in a press release that MacPhail has assumed his role of president, effective today. The team hired MacPhail back in June to serve as an adviser to Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro before assuming presidential responsibilities today.
Pat Gillick will remain with the organization in an advisory role.
From the Phillies:
“As the Phillies begin this new chapter in the club’s history, we are confident that Andy is the right person to lead the organization,” said Phillies Partner John Middleton. “Speaking on behalf of the ownership group, we are pleased with the input that Andy has provided over the past few months. His years of baseball knowledge, combined with his passion for the game, are important as he moves forward with his primary objective of developing a championship-caliber team.”
Middleton added, “I would also like to thank Pat Gillick for, once again, providing invaluable leadership to the Phillies for the past 14 months. He will continue to assist the front office in an advisory role.”
MacPhail, 62, takes the job looking for a new general manager for the club after the team parted ways with Rubén Amaro, Jr. last month. He has said on record that he would like to have that role filled by the organizational meetings at the end of the month.
David Montgomery will also remain with the organization as chairman after taking a medical leave last year.