Philly Rob: Philadelphia Phillies sign manager Rob Thomson to 2-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Get ready to wear your I Ride with Philly Rob shirt for a while longer.

The Phillies have signed manager Rob Thomson to a two-year deal for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, the team announced Monday.

Thomson is the 56th manager in Phillies history.

Rob Thomson, interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, laughs as he speaks to the media prior to a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays September 21, 2022 in Philadelphia.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum, file

He has been with the club since December 5, 2017 when he was first hired as bench coach.

Thomson was appointed interim manager in June, taking over from Joe Girardi.

At that time, the team had a record of 22-29. He led them to a 65-46 record and the team’s first postseason berth since 2011.

Thomson will lead the Phillies into the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves starting Tuesday.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the group of players, coaches and staff who have made this all possible,” Thomson said in a press release. “This is a great group who have shown resilience and overcame adversity all season to get us to where we are today. I am honored and honored to continue coaching this club.”

Before joining the Phillies, Thomson spent 28 years as a member of the New York Yankees organization (1990-2017), including 10 seasons on the major league coaching staff as bench coach (2008, 2015-17) and third base coach (2009). -14).

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