Philadelphia Phillies Sign Sign Key Member To Extension

It's been a pretty good run for the Philadelphia Phillies these past two years. Last offseason, bringing in Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos, followed by a trip to the World Series. And this winter, the huge splash of signing superstar shortstop Trea Turner. Needless to say, the team is pretty happy with the job Vice President & General Manager Sam Fuld is doing, and today he was rewarded with an extension.

Naturally, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski gets all the credit for bringing in the big names, but as VP/GM, there's plenty of plaudits that still must go to Fuld as well. He and assistant GMs Ned Rice and Jorge Velandia all got extensions that run through the 2025 season. 

Fuld, 41, was named GM by Dombrowski two years ago.  The president of baseball ops also recently got an extension himself, running through 2027. 

“The Phillies have been nothing short of first-class in my time here,” said Fuld. "I’m thrilled to continue to work for such a tremendous organization in a city that my family and I love so much.  We have an exceptional group of players, staff and employees that I’m excited to grow with over the next few years.”

Fuld spent eight seasons in the big leagues, mainly with the Chicago Cubs, Tampa Ray A's and Oakland A's. He joined the Phillies organization in 2017, two years shortly after retiring.

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