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Report: Ex-Red Sox manager candidate to be Dombrowski's GM in Philly

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Sam Fuld missing out on the Boston Red Sox manager job may have been a blessing in disguise.

The Philadelphia Phillies are set to hire Fuld as their general manager, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reported Tuesday. The hire would make Fuld the No. 2 to new Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

A Durham, N.H., native whose eight-year major league career spanned four teams, Fuld was in the running to become the Red Sox' next manager this offseason and reportedly was the runner-up to eventual choice Alex Cora.

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Instead, Fuld will make the sizable leap from Phillies major league player information coordinator to general manager. While Fuld's name had been floated for several manager openings, a GM job seemed unlikely until the Phillies' surprise move Tuesday.

But Philly seems intent on a front-office overhaul, which started with hiring Dombrowski after he helped build the 2018 World Series champion Red Sox.

The 39-year-old Fuld will inject some young blood into the GM role as the Phillies look to end a nine-year postseason drought.