The Philadelphia Phillies’ search is over. They have announced that Matt Klentak, the Los Angeles Angels assistant general manager, has been hired as the teams new general manager and vice president.
Matt Klentak, who is only 36, will be replacing Ruben Amaro Jr. who was fired as the Phillies general manager back in September. Klentak is the 11th GM in the teams’ history and the youngest in franchise history.
Klentak is the 11th general manager in #Phillies history and, at age 35, the youngest.
— Phillies (@Phillies) October 26, 2015
Matt Klentak, a Massachusetts native, is a former shortstop and baseball team captain at Dartmouth College. He began his executive career with the Colorado Rockies organization, and has previously worked with Andy MacPhail, the Phillies’ president of baseball operations. He has spent the past four seasons as an assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Angels under Jerry Dipoto.
A press conference to introduce Matt Klentak will take place on Monday at 11:00 a.m. ET.