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Phillies Extend Manager Pete Mackanin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The Phillies have signed manager Pete Mackanin to a new two-year contract, extending him through the 2018 season, with a club option for the 2019 season, the team announced on Thursday.

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Mackanin, 65, is in his third season (second full season) as Phillies manager. He is 121-160 as Phillies manager.

From 2009-2012, Mackanin served as the Phillies' bench coach. He was also the third base coach in 2014-2015, before taking over as interim manager on June 26, 2015.

The Phillies are currently 13-19.

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