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Phillies promote Amaro, 43, to GM with three-year deal

Updated: March 12, 2011, 2:55 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- With the enviable task of repeating as World Series champions ahead of them, the Philadelphia 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 teen.

Amaro just completed his 10th season as assistant Phillies GM and replaces the retiring Pat ...

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