Phillies: No Decision Yet on Montgomery

Pat Gillick, left, along with David Montgomery, right, survey Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005 in Philadelphia. Gillick just replaced Ed Wade, who was fired after failing to get the team into the playoffs during eight years on the job. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower)

The Phillies issued a statement this evening that said no decision has been made yet on David Montgomery’s future with the Phillies.

It followed a report this morning from 94 WIP that said Montgomery has been informed he will not return as president. Montgomery took a medical leave of absence in August following jaw bone cancer surgery in May. Pat Gillick took Montgomery’s place as interim president. Gillick is running the baseball side of the organization, while senior vice president of administration and operations Mike Stiles is running the business side.

The statement read, “Of foremost concern to this organization is David Montgomery’s full recovery from his surgery this past spring. There has been no determination made regarding his future status. Phillies ownership will continue to confer with David about their collective vision for the future.”

Back in October, the Phillies immediately and unequivocally denied a report that Montgomery had been pushed from his role as president in August. Multiple sources reached Wednesday said little about the latest report.

Montgomery told MLB.com last month that his health had improved. He said he expected to return as president.

But Montgomery also acknowledged the decision is not up to him.

“It’s not entirely my call,” he said.

2 Comments

No offense. But you guys look silly constantly responding to this story by issuing statements. You’d be better off noting how happy the report that Dave Montgomery would no longer be making decisions made everybody.

Bye dave, please take Amaro with you. And Green, Manual, Gillick and the player development & scouting stiffs.

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