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Amaro gets four-year extension

Ruben Amaro Jr.'s long affiliation with the Phillies will continue through the 2015 season.

Amaro gets four-year extension

Ruben Amaro and the Phillies have agreed to a four-year extension.  (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Ruben Amaro and the Phillies have agreed to a four-year extension. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Ruben Amaro Jr.'s long affiliation with the Phillies will continue through the 2015 season.

The Phillies will hold a 10 a.m. news conference Saturday to announce a four-year contract extension for their senior vice president and general manager. Amaro's current contract was set to expire after this season.

“Since becoming our general manager in November of 2008, Ruben has done an outstanding job,” team president David Montgomery said in a statement. "He has been an excellent leader for our baseball operations personnel, surrounding himself with a very capable staff which he uses very well. Ruben has shown great judgment in his player moves and enjoys a strong relationship with Charlie, our coaches and the players.”

Amaro, 46, had been a player's son, bat boy, player and assistant general manager before taking over from Pat Gillick as the team's GM following the 2008 season. The Phillies' 190-134 record during Amaro's first two years as the GM is the best in the National League and second best in baseball behind the New York Yankees.

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