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Phillies elevate Montgomery to chairman

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have elevated David Montgomery from president to chairman and named Hall of Famer Pat Gillick team president.

The move was announced Wednesday, several months after Montgomery took a leave to continue his recovery from jaw cancer. Montgomery says he's healthy enough now to assume some of his responsibilities.

Gillick was the Phillies general manager when they won the World Series in 2008. He had served as a senior adviser since 2009.