Amaro Signs Four-Year Extension

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It’s official.

Ruben Amaro Jr. has signed a four-year contract extension with the Phillies. There will be a 10 a.m. news conference today at Bright House Field.

“Since becoming our general manager in November of 2008, Ruben has done an outstanding job,” Phillies 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.”

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The Phillies have a split squad today. Here are the lineups:

  • Home vs. Tampa Bay: Jimmy Rollins SS, Shane Victorino CF, Placido Polanco 3B, Ben Francisco LF, Delwyn Young RF, Carlos Ruiz C, Matt Miller DH, Jim Murphy 1B, Michael Martinez 2B.
  • Road vs. Pittsburgh: Pete Orr 2B, Ross Gload DH, Raul Ibanez LF, Ryan Howard 1B, Brandon Moss RF, John Mayberry Jr. CF, Wilson Valdez 3B, Erik Kratz C, Freddy Galvis SS.

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Coming to Florida next week? Here is the Phillies’ pitching schedule through Friday:

  • Sunday @ Twins: Danys Baez, Michael Stutes and TBA.
  • Sunday (Minor League game) at Carpenter Complex: Roy Oswalt.
  • Monday @ Astros: Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, Antonio Bastardo, David Herndon and Scott Mathieson.
  • Tuesday @ Blue Jays: Joe Blanton, Jose Contreras, Baez, J.C. Romero and Ryan Madson.
  • Wednesday (Minor League game) at Carpenter Complex: Roy Halladay.
  • Thursday vs. Blue Jays: Cliff Lee, Vance Worley, Mathieson and Bastardo.
  • Thursday (B Game) at TBA: Kyle Kendrick, Lidge, Herndon and Stutes.
  • Friday vs. Pirates: Oswalt, Baez, Romero, Contreras and Madson.

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2 Comments

Hey what time do they play the minor league games? Anyone know

Congrats Ruben! I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve next.

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