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O's ex-president MacPhail to begin rebuilding Phillies

O's ex-president MacPhail to begin rebuilding Phillies

Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The veteran baseball executive, a former Orioles president of baseball operations, joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He'll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will serve as a special assistant to Gillick for the rest of this season, then take over all business and baseball operations.

"I'm going to take advantage of the next three months to learn everything I can," MacPhail said.

The 62-year-old MacPhail won the World Series as general manager of the Minnesota Twins in 1987 and 1991 and later...