A graduate of Central Bucks High School West and Syracuse University, he covered the Phillies from 2010 to 2014 with a one-year tour on the Metro desk between baseball assignments.
The Phillies fired Pete Mackanin as manager Friday afternoon, but said he will remain in the organization as a special assistant to general manager Matt Klentak.
Mackanin, 66, has guided the team to a 172-237 record since taking over for Ryne Sandberg in June 2015.
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