Phillies name Proefrock assistant GM
Amaro’s former position filled by Orioles front-office employee
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
Welcome to the club, Mr. Proefrock.
PHILADELPHIA — Scott Proefrock has been hired as the Phillies’ assistant general manager as new GM Ruben Amaro Jr. rounded out his front-office staff.
Proefrock spent the past three years as director of baseball administration in Baltimore. He had spent the previous 11 years with Tampa Bay, eventually serving as assistant GM to Chuck LaMar through the 2005 season. He also worked with LaMar with the Braves from 1991-95 and Pittsburgh in 1989-90.
He’ll be working with LaMar again in Philadelphia, as both share an assistant GM title. Proefrock will handle big league contracts and the composition of the roster, a role held by Amaro while assisting former GMs Ed Wade and Pat Gillick.
Amaro named Benny Looper and LaMar assistant general managers last week, with both focusing on scouting and player development.
Proefrock was chosen over former Mets GM Jim Duquette, former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky and Muzzy Jackson, formerly an assistant GM with the Royals. (H/T Phillies.com)
Once again, welcome to the Phils, Scott, and how that you’ll have as big an impact here as you had, if a bit late, with the American League Champion Rays.