CSNPhilly.com has learned that Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies have finalized a four-year contract extension.
Amaro joined the Phillies as an assistant general manager under Ed Wade when his playing career ended in 1999. Since then he worked for Pat Gillick before taking over the GM position after the 2008 World Series. “Since becoming our general manager in November of 2008, Ruben has done an outstanding job,” team general partner David Montgomery said in a statement released by the team. “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 [manager] Charlie [Manuel], our coaches and the players.” - Courtesy of CSNPhilly.com