The Phillies reward their manager

Phillies reward manager

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Rob Thomson will no longer have to deal with the tag of interim head coach after signing a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

Pennsylvania have confirmed this in a press release.

After replacing Joe Girardi on June 3, Thomson led the Phillies to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, posting a 65-46 record to finish the season.

The 59-year-old Canadian played as a receiver and third baseman with the Detroit Tigers in the late 1980s.

He sees himself thus rewarded a few days after his troop swept the St. Louis Cardinals in a series involving two teams drafted from the National.

The Phillies will try to surprise the powerful Atlanta Braves starting of Tuesday, for the first duel of this series to the best of seven games.