PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted Sam Fuld to general manager. Back in October, Matt Klentak stepped down from the position after a third straight September collapse left the team out of the postseason for the ninth consecutive season.
Former major leaguer Sam Fuld has been named the Phillies’ new general manager, President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski announced today. pic.twitter.com/h2v4rEAjcQ
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) December 22, 2020
The team also promoted Jorge Velandia to assistant general manager and Terry Ryan to special assistant to the general manager.
Dave Dombrowski was hired to run baseball operations two weeks ago.
The 39-year-old Fuld joined the Phillies in November 2017 as the major league player information coordinator, working closely with the coaching staff to integrate advanced metrics into the team. He also worked as an outfield instructor.
Fuld was the director of integrative baseball performance last season. He oversaw athletic training, strength and conditioning, and nutrition.
Fuld played parts of eight seasons from 2007-2015 with the Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins. In 2009, he led National League rookies with a .409 on-base percentage and finished fourth with a .299 batting average.
Velandia played professionally for 18 years from 1992-2009 before transitioning into the Phillies’ front office.
Ryan has spent four years as a special assignment scout for Philadelphia. He previously spent 31 years with the Minnesota Twins in a variety of positions, including 19 seasons as the club’s general manager over two stints.
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