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Phillies make Rob Thomson full-time manager ahead of NLDS

The Philadelphia Phillies removed the interim manager tag from Rob Thomson and signed him to a two-year extension as the team gets ready for its National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves.

Philadelphia made the announcement Monday, days after the team swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the best-of-three National League wild-card round.

Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson manager watches from the dugout before the beginning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Washington.

Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson manager watches from the dugout before the beginning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

“As time progressed, it became apparent that Rob was the right person to lead this team and our club’s on-field performance over the course of the season certainly reinforced that,” Phillies president of baseball operations David Dombrowski said in a statement.

“His calm demeanor and ability to communicate with players and staff has greatly benefitted the Phillies and we are excited to formally name him our manager going forward. While a great deal of credit for the turnaround of our season goes to the players, Rob’s leadership style has also made a significant impact.”

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Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson celebrates after the Phillies won a baseball game against the Houston Astros to clinch a wild-card playoff spot, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Houston.

Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson celebrates after the Phillies won a baseball game against the Houston Astros to clinch a wild-card playoff spot, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Houston.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Phillies fired Joe Girardi after he went 22-29, and it looked like the Phillies were about to take a down turn.

However, Thomson guided the team to a 65-46 record when he took over on June 3. He managed the team to their first playoff berth since 2011.

“I could not be prouder of the group of players, coaches and staff that have made this all possible,” Thomson added. “This is a great group, one that has shown resiliency and overcome adversity all season to get us where we are today. I am honored and humbled to continue as manager of this club.”

Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson removes his cap during baseball practice Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in St. Louis. The Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play Game 1 of a National League Wild Card baseball playoff series on Friday in St. Louis. 

Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson removes his cap during baseball practice Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in St. Louis. The Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play Game 1 of a National League Wild Card baseball playoff series on Friday in St. Louis. 
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Previously, Thomson spent 28 years in the New York Yankees organization. He spent four seasons in the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system as a player.

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