– Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He will eventually replace Pat Gillick, 77, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will serve as a special assistant to Gillick for the rest of this season.

"I'm going to take advantage of the next three months to learn everything I can," MacPhail said.

The 62-year-old MacPhail won two World Series as general manager of the Twins in 1987 and 1991. After his final season with the Twins in 1994, he later served as president of the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles.

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