Athletics

Report: A's Kantrovitz passed over by Phillies for GM job

Athletics

A's assistant general manager Dan Kantrovitz was reportedly a finalist for the Phillies' GM job.

But it looks like the 37-year-old will remain with the A's.

According to multiple reports, the Phillies will hire Angels assistant GM Matt Klentak.

The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo was the first to report the news. Multiple national outlets have confirmed the news.

On Friday, MLB.com reported that Kantrovitz was a finalist for the job along with Klentak and Tampa Bay Rays vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom.

The Phillies were the second team to target Kantrovitz in recent months, as he also interviewed for the Milwaukee Brewers’ GM job before they hired David Stearns in September.

Kantrovitz rejoined the A’s front office last winter for a second stint after three years spent as the Cardinals’ scouting director. Prior to going to St. Louis, Kantrovitz headed up the A’s international scouting efforts.