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.”


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.


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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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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