Phillies hire Matt Klentak from Angels to be general manager
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have hired Matt Klentak to be their general manager and vice president.
The 35-year-old Klentak becomes the youngest GM in team history. He had been the Angels assistant GM since November 2011.
Klentak replaces Ruben Amaro Jr. He was fired in September by new team president Andy MacPhail.
Klentak previously worked for MacPhail in Baltimore as the Orioles director of baseball operations from 2008-11. He then served as the No. 2 man behind GM Jerry DiPoto for four seasons. Klentak interviewed for DiPoto’s job after he resigned this summer. The Angels hired Billy Eppler earlier this month.
Klentak began his career in the majors as a front-office intern with Colorado. He then worked in Major League Baseball’s Labor Relations Department until MacPhail first hired him in March 2008.