Rubén Amaro, Jr.
American baseball player
Rubén Amaro, Jr.
Rubén Amaro, Jr. is the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. He is also a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1991 to 1998. He is the son of former infielder Rubén Amaro, Sr.. He was named general manager of the Phillies on November 3, 2008, succeeding Pat Gillick.
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Storyline: Good News for the 2016 Phillies
isports web - almost 2 years
The blueprint for tomorrow is quickly progressing for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Maikel Franco should be the first player promoted. But because major league jobs are in the offing, the corner infielder will not be alone after the trading deadline. However, mid-season advancements from the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs will pacify the faithful. Will Herrera Lead the Way Toward a New Era of Phillies’ Dominance?   GENUINE INSIGHT         An Accelerated Time Frame:  Reality is often disappointing because it happens after dashed aspirations, unfulfilled dreams and unrealistic expectations. The first part of this review covers the veterans and their value to the team, and after that the article features hopefuls you’ll see frequently next summer. Yet, because the franchise has eight candidates, only some will stay healthy and be productive enough to ascend to the parent club. That stated, when you exclude Cliff Lee, Ruben Amar ...
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Phillies make Sandberg permanent manager
Yahoo News - over 3 years
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't see a reason to wait until the offseason to explore other possibilities.
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Phillies Shut Down In Cubs' 7-1 Win
Huffington Post - over 3 years
CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Sunday. Arrieta (2-1) retired eight of the first nine batters. Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on July 2, Arrieta has been inconsistent in his four starts since joining the rotation Aug. 16. But this time he worked around three walks with only two Phillies advancing beyond second base in his 6 2-3 innings. Three Cubs relievers combined for 2 1-3 shutout innings. The victory gave the Cubs their first consecutive home wins since a stretch of three straight July 6-9. The Cubs came through against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (10-12). Ryan Sweeney, activated from the 60-day disabled list Sunday, delivered in his first at-bat since breaking a left rib when he crashed into the center field wall June 29 in Seattle. Sweeney's single to center scored Darwin Barney ...
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Phillies sign OF Bernadina
Fox News - over 3 years
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Roger Bernadina, confirms General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr.Bernadina, 29, appeared in 85 games for the Washington Nationals earlier this season and posted a .178 average with two home runs and six RBI, making 29 starts
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Firing of Charlie Manuel is emotional for Phillies
LATimes - over 3 years
Phillies third base coach Ryne Sandberg replaces the 69-year-old manager. With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Philadelphia General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager and replaced him with former Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg before the Phillies' game against the Dodgers on Friday.     
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Phillies Fire Manager Manuel, Promote Sandberg
NYTimes - over 3 years
With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager.     
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A Halladay sighting at Coca-Cola Park? Maybe, just maybe ...
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 3 years
David Buchanan is the IronPigs scheduled starter for next Tuesday against Scranton at Coca-Cola Park. But ... After Roy Halladay's first rehab start in the Gulf Coast League Thursday afternoon, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said it is "likely" the injured right hander will need at least one more outing before returning to the Phillies. "“I spoke with Roy today, and with people who were there to evaluate him, and they feel that he continues to make progress," Amaro said in a statement released by the team later in the day. "He is not as crisp as he wants to be yet.  It is likely that he will have at least one more rehab start.  He is scheduled to throw a bullpen in Philadelphia on Saturday and we’ll know where he will pitch on Tuesday once he completes that session.” Pitching against the Pirates' GCL entry, Halladay allowed six hits and three earned runs over six innings, walking three and striking out four. He threw 87 pitches. The Pirates had three baserunners ( ...
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Report: Phillies Keeping All-Star Veteran
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley is staying in those red pinstripes. Utley and the Phillies agreed to a contract that could keep the five-time All-Star second baseman in Philadelphia through at least the 2015 season, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract hasn't been finalized. The deal reportedly is worth around $27 million over two seasons with multiple vesting options. Utley has battled knee injuries in the past, but that hasn't been a problem this year. He missed a month with an oblique injury. "We'd like to keep the man in our pinstripes," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said last week. Utley declined to specifically talk about the extension following the Phillies' 5-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday night. "I love Philadelphia," he said. "I've always envisioned playing here. I've never envisioned playing anywhere else." Utley, who turns 35 on Dec. 17, would ...
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Phillies slugger Howard out six to eight weeks
Yahoo News - over 3 years
(Reuters) - Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard will have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, the National League team said on Monday. Howard was put on the disabled list on Saturday and tests on Monday revealed the tear, further hampering Philadelphia's (43-46) chances of mounting a surge in their chase of the NL East leading Atlanta Braves, who they trailed by 7.5 games. "We have to take care of it," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's going to have to have a procedure. It's just a matter of who does it and ...
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Phillies Star Suspended
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
PHILADELPHIA — Add catcher to the Philadelphia Phillies' needs this offseason. All-Star Carlos Ruiz was suspended Tuesday for the first 25 games of next season following a positive test for an amphetamine. The 33-year-old catcher had a career year in 2012, hitting .325 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs in 114 games. "I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant," Ruiz said in a statement issued by the Major League Baseball Players Association. "I apologize to my teammates, the Phillies organization and the Philadelphia fans. I will serve the imposed 25-game suspension to begin the season and I look forward to returning to the field and working toward bringing a championship back to Philadelphia in 2013." Ruiz will be eligible to participate in spring training, including exhibition games. "The Phillies fully support Major League Baseball's drug program," the team said. "We are disappointed by the news of this violation of the program. We ...
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Third-place Philadelphia Phillies fire 1st base coach Sam Perlozzo after regular-season final
Fox News - over 4 years
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COULD CINCINNATI OR DETROIT LURE SANDBERG FROM PHILLIES?...
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker is resting in a Chicago hospital room after an incident of irregular heartbeat. Detroit manager Jim Leyland is without a contract for the 2013 season. Why does/should this matter around here? Because those could be two more landing spots for IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg this winter. After adding another successful season to his minor league resume this summer, Sandberg's name figures to again be linked to major league openings in the upcoming offseason. Unfortunately for many Phillies fans, one job that likely won't be open is at Citizens Bank Park, where there's no indication that Charlie Manuel won't be back for what's currently the final season on his contract next summer. Since he severed his ties with the Cubs two years ago and returned to the organization that drafted him back in 1978, it's been speculated that Sandberg would be Manuel's eventual successor. It's widely believed (and hoped) that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. will find ...
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2nd wild card raises September interest
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
2nd wild card raises September interest The Giants, Reds and Nationals have run away from the pack, and the Braves by far are the league's best second-place team. Even the Phillies and Brewers, who were so out of it in late July that they traded away key players - Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. dealt Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton, and Brewers GM Doug Melvin moved Zack Greinke. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel's benching of Jimmy Rollins in late August for lack of hustle has Rollins responding with a killer September: five homers as the leadoff hitter. Ishikawa, a member of the Giants' 2010 championship team who's playing first base because Corey Hart is injured, hit a three-run double Wednesday to help the Brewers complete a sweep of the Braves. Races are more jumbled in the American League, where the A's and Orioles are disturbing everyone's lives by playing out of their minds. In 2008, the Dodgers honored their 50th anniversary seas ...
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SCHWIMER WONDERS WHAT THE FUSS WAS ALL ABOUT; ELARTON STEPS IN FOR CLOYD ...
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Michael Schwimer doesn't understand what all the media and fan fuss is about. The Phillies/IronPigs relief pitcher said he informed the organization last Thursday, the day he was optioned back to the minors, that he was going to seek a second medical opinion and was "waived" from reporting to Lehigh Valley within the normal 72-hour window. "I had permission," said Schwimer, who reported to the IronPigs on Wednesday as asked by assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. "I was not a no-show, or standing up for something. There was nothing like that at all." Schwimer was optioned down prior to the Phillies game last Thursday when Jeremy Horst returned from paternity leave, which meant he should've reported to the IronPigs in time for Monday's game with Scranton. However, Schwimer argued he should've been placed on the major league disabled list, maintaining he had elbow soreness. Major League rules prohibit teams from sending injured players to the minors. Phillies general man ...
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PURCEY STEPPING IN FOR ROSENBERG; COULD CLOYD GET AN AUDITION WITH PHILLIES? ...
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Ah, life in the minors ... Ryne Sandberg woke up this morning expecting to send B.J. Rosenberg to the mound at McCoy Stadium tonight against Pawtucket. Instead, he put the right hander on a plane to Philadelphia. The Phillies called up Rosenberg to replace Joe Blanton, who was traded to the Dodgers today for either a player to be named later or cash considerations after Los Angeles claimed him on waivers. Rosenberg's departure, the 12th transaction involving the IronPigs in the last five days, leaves Sandberg with an unplanned bullpen day for tonight's game with the PawSox, with David Purcey taking the ball first. Purcey is 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 37 games this year, all in relief. He hasn't started a game since Oct. 2, 2009, when he made the last of his nine starts for Toronto against Baltimore. Purcey also made 24 starts for Las Vegas that season and started 134 of the first 135 professional appearances but he moved to the bullpen the following season and has made 129 conse ...
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New York Mets (50-54) at San Francisco Giants (56-47), 10:15 pm (ET) - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 4 years
New York Daily News New York Mets (50-54) at San Francisco Giants (56-47), 10:15 pm (ET) MiamiHerald.com By Sports Network In order to stay afloat in the National League West standings, the division-leading San Francisco Giants hope the addition of Hunter Pence will provide a lift in their march to the postseason. Pence could make his debut this evening ... Los Angeles Dodgers - TeamReportChicago Tribune Pence's arrival gives Giants jolt in NL West raceWANE Phillies Notes: Domonic Brown is back - and ready, Ruben Amaro Jr. saysPhiladelphia Inquirer Yahoo! Sports all 1,316 news articles »
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New compensation rules affect trade market - MLB.com
Google News - over 4 years
SB Nation New compensation rules affect trade market MLB.com By Paul Hagen / MLB.com | 07/27/12 10:00 AM ET The Phillies never had to find out exactly what ace left-hander Cole Hamels would have brought them in a trade. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. avoided what would have been a wrenching decision when Hamels ... Philadelphia Phillies (45-54) at Atlanta Braves (54-44), 7:35 pm (ET)Sacramento Bee Phillies Vs Braves Weekend Series Betting: Hamels Vs. Sheets FridaySB Nation MLB Friday Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves: Start Time, Odds, Free PickPregame.com phillyBurbs.com -Yahoo! Sports all 70 news articles »
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Hamels, Phillies agree to $144M deal - FOXSports.com
Google News - over 4 years
FOXSports.com Hamels, Phillies agree to $144M deal FOXSports.com Hear from Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and Cole Hamels after the ace signed a 6-year, $144M... Ken Rosenthal has been the senior baseball writer for FOXSports.com since August 2005. He appears weekly on MLB on FOX. Follow him on Twitter. Hamels signs six-year, $144 million extensionMLB.com Phillies give Cole Hamels $144 million, 6-year deal; 2nd largest contract for ...Washington Post Money aside, Hamels happy to stay in PhillyComcast SportsNet Philadelphia Yahoo! Sports -Rotoworld.com all 571 news articles »
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UPDATE: IRONPIGS GET BROWN'S BAT BACK ... BUT FOR HOW LONG?
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
As epected, Dom Brown was activated off the disabled list and should be in the line-up tonight when the IronPigs begin a four-game series at Durham. The injury-plagued outfielder, who has missed 30 games since suffering a right knee sprain on June 14, was 11-for-19 (.579) with seven doubles in five rehab games with the Phillies' Gulf Coast League affiliate last week. Brown hit .323 (21-for-65) with four home runs in the 18 games prior to his latest injury, and his return can't  come at a better time for the IronPigs. Lehigh Valey has lost seven of its last 10 games and is hitting only .237 with just 32 runs scored over that stretch, and is hitting only .213 in their last five games. Brown is also hitting .356 with runners in scoring position, something the IronPigs have had trouble with lately as well. His return won't necessitate any roster move since the IronPigs are a player short. However, one will have to be made Tuesday, when the Phillies activate Roy Halladay. And her ...
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    FORTIES
  • 2014
    In July 2014, a "Stay Or Go" poll was conducted by Philly.com with over 10,000 fans involved, and 93.6% of voters wanted Amaro to go, meaning just 6.4% of fans wanted him to stay.
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    His performance with the Phillies was unlike his predecessor; in May 2014, Sporting News ranked Amaro the worst general manager in Major League Baseball, noting his propensity to sign aging veterans who fail to perform at a level commensurate to their contract.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Amaro was one of three people inducted into the All-American Amateur Baseball Association Hall of Fame. In 2009, Amaro was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. That same year, baseball fans nationwide voted him the MLB "This Year in Baseball Awards" 2009 Executive of the Year. Also in 2009, the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association (PSWA) named him its Executive of the Year. Amaro is co-founder of the Richie Ashburn Harry Kalas Foundation, which provides free baseball camps for 1,100 underprivileged children in the Delaware Valley and awards grants for area schools and colleges. He also serves on the board for the Philadelphia chapter of the YMCA.
  • 2012
    Shortly after the firing of Charlie Manuel, he was asked if he had enough pieces to win in 2012 and 2013 and he responded "The last two years?
    More Details Hide Details No. I can straight face tell you that."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    On November 1, 2008, the day after the Philadelphia Phillies second Broad Street Parade, it was confirmed that Amaro would be the new general manager as well as senior vice president of the Philadelphia Phillies.
    More Details Hide Details Amaro signed a three-year contract. Since the dawn of his regime, the organization has had a steady decline, finishing the year worse than the previous one.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Amaro joined the Phillies front office immediately after his playing career ended in 1998, hired by then Phillies general manager Ed Wade.
    More Details Hide Details He served as assistant GM for the Phillies for 10 seasons before being named general manager. His first seven were under Wade, followed by three seasons under Gillick. As assistant general manager, Amaro was involved in 40-man roster and major league free agent contract negotiations, including those players eligible for salary arbitration. He also assisted Gillick in the decision-making process of major league players and staff, including trades, player movements, and hirings.
  • 1996
    In 1996 he batted .313 for the Phillies, with a .380 on-base percentage.
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    On May 5, 1996, he was released by the Blue Jays, and the following day he signed as a free agent with the Phillies.
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    On January 24, 1996, he was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
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  • 1995
    On November 9, 1995, he was released by the Indians.
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    Amaro made the Cleveland Indians World Series roster in 1995 over Dave Winfield.
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  • 1993
    Amaro played for both the 1993 NL champion Phillies and the 1995 AL champion Indians.
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    On November 2, 1993, he was traded by the Phillies to the Cleveland Indians for Heathcliff Slocumb.
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  • 1992
    In 1992 he was third in the NL, with 9 hit-by-pitch, despite having only 374 at bats.
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  • 1991
    On December 8, 1991, he was traded by the Angels with Kyle Abbott to the Philadelphia Phillies for Von Hayes.
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    He debuted in the major leagues on June 8, 1991.
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    He followed that by batting .326 in 1991 in AAA.
    More Details Hide Details In 3,117 at bats in the minor leagues, he batted .301 with a .399 on-base percentage and 235 stolen bases.
  • 1990
    In 1990 he batted .317 between AA and AAA.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In 1989 he began the season by batting .360 for Quad Cities of the Midwest League, and then ended it by hitting .382 for Midland of the Texas League.
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  • 1987
    Drafted by the California Angels in the 11th round of the 1987 amateur draft, he signed June 16, 1987.
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    He was a member of the Stanford team that won the NCAA 1987 College World Series.
    More Details Hide Details That year, as the team's leadoff hitter, he led Stanford in runs (77), triples (6), and stolen bases (38).
    He graduated from Stanford University in 1987.
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  • 1983
    Amaro graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1983, where he played both baseball and soccer.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born and raised in the Rhawnhurst neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, Amaro played Little League Baseball for Crispin Gardens. He later was a batboy for the Phillies from 1980 to 1983 when his father, Rubén Amaro, Sr., a former Gold Glove-winning shortstop with the club, was the first base coach.
    More Details Hide Details The Amaros are the only father-son combination to ever play for the Phillies. His grandfather, Santos Amaro (El Canguro), immigrated to Mexico from Cuba at age 31 and became a legend there, the "Babe Ruth of the Mexican League", playing for 17 seasons. In 1941, he was second in the Mexican League in RBIs, behind Josh Gibson. Both Santos Amaro and Ruben Amaro Sr., who grew up in Mexico, have been inducted into Mexico's baseball hall of fame.
  • OTHER
  • 1965
    Born on February 12, 1965.
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