Phillies Give Pete Mackanin a Two-Year Extension
The Phillies have signed manager Pete Mackanin to a new two-year contract, extending him through the 2018 season, with a club option for the 2019 season, Vice President & General Manager Matt Klentak announced today.
Mackanin, 65, is in the midst of his third season (second full season) as Phillies manager after signing a two-year contract with the club on March 25, 2016.
Originally named interim manager on June 26, 2015 following the resignation of Ryne Sandberg, Mackanin is 121-160 as Phillies manager. He served as Phillies bench coach for four seasons (2009-12) when the team won three of its five consecutive National League East Division titles and was third base coach for one and a half seasons (2014-15) before taking over as manager. In his major league managerial career, Mackanin is 174-213.
Mackanin and Klentak will be available to discuss the new two-year contract today at 3pm, we'll have coverage on the Sports Bash.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Are you a fan of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Phillies?src=hash">#Phillies</a> decision to give manager Pete Mackanin a one-year contract extension for 2018 with a club option for 2019?</p>— 97.3 ESPN FM (@973espn) <a href="https://twitter.com/973espn/status/862662964649881601">May 11, 2017</a></blockquote>
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(From Phillies Press Release)