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Faltering Phillies extend Mackanin's deal as manager

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • The Phillies have extended manager Pete Mackanin’s contract through next season.
  • The Phillies also have a club option for 2019.
  • The Phils are 13-19 this season and have lost 10 of their last 12 games.
  • Mackanin is 121-160 since replacing Ryne Sandberg on June 26, 2015.

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have extended manager Pete Mackanin’s contract through next season with a club option for 2019.

Mackanin is 121-160 since replacing Ryne Sandberg on June 26, 2015. He was in the final year of a contract before signing a new, two-year deal on Thursday.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin has received a contract extension.

The move comes after the Phillies have lost 10 of 12 games to fall to 13-19.

Mackanin served as Philadelphia’s bench coach for four seasons from 2009-12 under Charlie Manuel. The team won three of its five consecutive National League East Division titles in that span. He became the third-base coach in 2014 and served in that role until Sandberg abruptly resigned.

Mackanin is 174-213 in his managerial career, including stints as an interim manager with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.