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Report: Phillies to promote Sam Fuld as team's new general manager

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.

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. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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