Phillies, manager Pete Mackanin reach two-year deal
The Philadelphia Phillies and manager Pete Mackanin have reached a two-year deal, the team announced Friday.
The contract will cover the 2016 and 2017 seasons, with a club option for 2018. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The 64-year-old became Philadelphia’s interim manager last June after Ryne Sandberg resigned. Mackanin signed a one-year deal with the team in September with an option for 2017.
Mackanin, who was previously the interim manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds, spent nine MLB seasons as a second baseman for four different teams. He played for the Phillies for two seasons in the late 1970s.
The Phillies open the 2016 season on April 4 on the road against the Reds.