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Ruben Amaro, Jr. will not return to Phillies in 2016

Team president Andy MacPhail announced the news Thursday afternoon.

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Ruben Amaro, Jr. will not be the Phillies' general manager when the 2016 season rolls around.

According to new team president Andy MacPhail, the Phillies have elected not to extend Amaro's contract. Assistant GM Scott Proefrock will take over effective immediately.

Amaro had been the Phillies' general manager since November of 2008, taking over the team after the World Series victory and subsequent parade down Broad Street.

Despite acquiring names like Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence, the Phillies never returned to Broad Street for a follow-up act.

After a 102-win season in 2011, the Phillies finished at .500 in 2012, and won 73 games in both 2013 and 2014. They are 32 games under .500 in 2015 at 54-86.

From MacPhail:

It's never easy to make a change. Ruben has had a direct impact on some of the best years in the team's history. He helped to create some great memories for Phillies fans with his accomplishments, but in order to return to a top-contending club, we believe this is the right thing to do as we continue the rebuilding process.

We will have more on this developing story throughout the day.