The Philadelphia Phillies have selected an internal candidate to fill the team's open general manager position.
According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Phillies will name Sam Fuld as their next general manager. He currently serves as Philadelphia's major league player-information coordinator.
According to sources, Phillies will name Sam Fuld general manager. Former big leaguer has been in front office for several years with Phillies.— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) December 22, 2020
Fuld spent eight seasons in MLB, including a 2011-13 stint with the Tampa Bay Rays when Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom was in the team's' front office.
The 39-year-old finished runner-up to Alex Cora for the Red Sox managerial job this offseason before taking the Phillies' gig. He'll now work under former Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, who accepted the same position in Philadelphia earlier this offseason.
Former Phillies general manager Matt Klentak stepped down in October after the club failed to make the postseason for a ninth straight season.