The Phillies on Tuesday signed a three-year contract extension with Dave Dombrowski, baseball’s president.
With the extension, Dombrowski is committed until the 2027 season.
The Phillies were promoted to the World Series last season, Dombrowski’s second season in the franchise. The postseason performance ended a 10-year drought for the Phillies, who qualified for a wildcard spot with an 87-75 record and had a surprise run to the World Series before losing to the Astros in six games.
Dombrowski made the crucial decision to sack manager Joe Girardi with the team’s scuffle in June and replace him with bench coach Rob Thomson as interim manager. After the Phillies’ postseason run, Thomson was signed to a two-year contract, removing the interim from his title.
Dombrowski, 66, has led four franchises (Phillies, Red Sox, Tigers, Marlins) to World Series appearances and, as general manager of those teams, helped build championship teams for the Marlins (1997) and Red Sox (2018).
“We are very pleased that Dave has agreed to continue leading our baseball operations department into the 2027 season,” Phillies owner John Middleton said in a statement announcing Dombrowski’s renewal. “His astute knowledge of the game and keen eye for talent put us on the path to winning the National League pennant. I firmly believe that under his leadership we will achieve our ultimate goal.”
Dombrowski is the first president of baseball operations in Phillies history, having joined the franchise in that capacity in December 2020.
“This is a great organization and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such a great staff. We’ve made significant strides in many areas of baseball’s operations over the past few years and I’m committed to building on that to form a championship organization for the city and our incredible fan base,” Dombrowski said in Tuesday’s statement.
In Dombrowski’s 33 years as president or general manager, his teams have made the playoffs ten times and won seven division titles, five pennants, and two World Series. In his last 11 seasons, his clubs have gone 982-768 (.561), with eight playoff appearances, three pennants and a World Series title.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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