PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Phillies have extending 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.
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.
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