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Phillies promote Fuld to GM

Fuld with former PEA coach Bill Dennehy. Photo courtesy PEA.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced Tuesday that the team has promoted Sam Fuld to general manager.

Fuld, a former Durham resident who attended Phillips Exeter Academy, was the director of integrative baseball performance for the Phillies last season. He oversaw athletic training, strength and conditioning and nutrition.

The promotion is part of a front-office overhaul for the Phillies, who reassigned former GM Matt Klentak in October and hired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski earlier this month.

Fuld, 39, has worked in the Phillies’ front office since 2017 and had been rumored as a candidate for multiple managerial and front-office positions around Major League Baseball.

Fuld joined the Phillies as the major league player information coordinator, and worked with the coaching staff to integrate advanced metrics into the team. He also worked as an outfield instructor.

Fuld spent parts of eight seasons as an outfielder in MLB with the Rays, Cubs, Athletics and Twins. In 2009, he led National League rookies with a .409 on-base percentage and finished fourth with a .299 batting average.

He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2000, and told professional scouts ahead of that year’s MLB draft that he would honor his committment to Stanford. Many scouts projected Fuld as a first-round pick,

Fuld hit .550 with six homers, 12 RBIs and 13 stolen bases as a senior at PEA. He was selected as the New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year in 2000.

Fuld also played for the Dover Post 8 American Legion Baseball team from 1998 to 2000 and led Post 8 to the state championship in 2000. He was named the MVP of the American Legion state tournament that year.

 

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