Phillies to hold press conference at 2:30 to announce new leadership

(Photo by David Sherman/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Sherman/Getty Images)

According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies will be holding a press conference at 2:30 p.m. on Monday to revel the franchise’ new leader.

Several reports over the past few weeks have hinted to the Phillies brining Andy MacPhail aboard as the team’s new president.

Current President Pat Gillick will be joined by Phillies ownership partner John Middleton. According to CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury, Gillick is expected to shift into a secondary role after the new hire is officially announced.

Rosenthal says that a managerial replacement for Ryne Sandberg will not be announced Monday. Pete Mackanin was the Phillies’ interim manager throughout the weekend and with winning a game on Sunday, the Phils may opt to keep him in that position for the time being. Ruben Amaro Jr. is expected to remain the team’s general manager.

The 62-year-old MacPhail severed as the president of the Baltimore Orioles from 2007-2011, but has not held a front-office job since. MacPhail helped to rebuild the Orioles organization into an AL East contender, trading for players such as Adam Jones, Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy and Chris Tillman. Although the acquisition of Davis and Hardy was not a shot to glory immediately, the two helped tranform the Orioles into a winner, much like Gillick’s acquisition of Jayson Werth and Shane Victorino 

Prior to the O’s, MacPhail was the president and CEO of the Cubs from 1994-2006, however, his biggest success came in Minnesota, where he was an integral part in the Twins teams that won the World Series in 1987 and 1991.

Stay with Pattison Ave for all the info from today’s press conference.

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