Former batboy Amaro named Phillies GM (AP)

With the enviable task of repeating as World Series champions ahead of them, the Phillies turned to a former bat boy to take over as their general manager. Ruben Amaro Jr. signed a three-year contract Monday to become general manager of the Phillies a quarter-century after he was handing lumber to Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton as a starry-eyed teenager.

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