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Phillies promote Sam Fuld to general manager

Dec. 22, 2020 8:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Fuld went from interviewing to become Boston's manager to general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Fuld was promoted to GM on Tuesday, filling the role previously held by Matt Klentak. The team also promoted Jorge Velandia to assistant general manager and Terry Ryan to special...

This screengrab from a Zoom call shows David Dombrowski, the Philadelphia Phillies' new president of baseball operations, during a Zoom call Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.  Having won titles with Florida in 1997 and Boston in 2018, Dombrowski was hired by Philadelphia and tasked with leading the Phillies to their first championship since 2008. (Zoom via AP)

New Phillies boss Dombrowski plans retool, not rebuild

Dec. 11, 2020 9:50 PM EST

Dave Dombrowski wants to win again sooner rather than later. The longtime executive moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in September as a consultant for Music City Baseball but found out this week that expansion won't be entertained for more than a year at least. So he finalized a deal Friday to become the...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski talks before the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Dombrowski as president of baseball operations, according to two people familiar with the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Dombrowski hired as Phils' president of baseball operations

Dec. 11, 2020 1:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Whether rebuilding or reloading, small market or large, Dave Dombrowski has been a big success at every major league stop. His next challenging project: a Philadelphia Phillies team that's gone nine years without a winning record. Dombrowski joined the Phillies as president of baseball...

File-This Sept. 22, 2020, file photo shows Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto batting during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Houston outfielder George Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, from their former teams. Three right-handed pitchers also received the offers, Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer, the New York Mets’ Marcus Stroman, and San Francisco's Kevin Gausman. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

AP source: Phillies lost $145 million during pandemic season

Nov. 28, 2020 4:41 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the Philadelphia Phillies' finances says the team lost $145 million during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season played without fans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially released the...