Pete Mackanin Will Remain Phillies Manager For Rest Of Season
Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. announced on Tuesday that Pete Mackanin will manage the Phillies for the remainder of the 2015 season. Mackanin has been managing the team since Ryne Sandberg’s sudden resignation last week.
The Phillies announced on Friday that Mackanin would manage the team through the weekend following Sandberg's resignation. On Monday, the team hired Andy MacPhail to be a part of the team's leadership, naming him team president, effective at the end of the year. On that day, current president Pat Gillick stated that Mackanin would manage through the Brewers series and the team would make an announcement following the series.
Tuesday the team decided Mackanin would finish out the year.
Will Mackanin be in the mix to become the full-time manager?
That decision will be MacPhail's, he will oversee the hiring of a permanent manager, although it’s certainly possible that Mackanin would be in the mix for that position if he desires, it is doubtful that he will get the job.
He’s been with the Phillies organization since 2009 and this his is third stint as a interim manager.