Phillies extend manager Pete Mackanin's contract

Written by The Associated Press | May 11, 2017 10:49 AM

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin works in the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Philadelphia) -- The Phillies have extending manager Pete Mackanin's contract through next season with a club option for 2019.

Mackanin is 121-160 since replacing Ryne Sandberg on June 26, 2015. He was in the final year of a contract before signing a new, two-year deal on Thursday.

The move comes after the Phillies have lost 10 of 12 games to fall to 13-19.

Mackanin served as Philadelphia's bench coach for four seasons from 2009-12 under Charlie Manuel. The team won three of its five consecutive National League East Division titles in that span.

He became the third-base coach in 2014 and served in that role until Sandberg abruptly resigned.
Mackanin is 174-213 in his managerial career, including stints as an interim manager with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.

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