Scott Freedman, the Phillies’ Director of Baseball Operations, has left the organization, according to a source. It’s unclear if Freedman has joined another Major League organization, or if the Phillies have named an interim director. He left the post in November.
Freedman, who joined the Phillies in 2013 as an “extern” and was later promoted to a full-time employee, had been the team’s Director of Baseball Ops since early 2016.
A request for comment from the Phillies on Tuesday went unanswered.
The move comes on the heels of the Phillies parting ways with their longtime Director of Player Development, Joe Jordan, this past September. Jordan had been with the Phils since the fall of 2011. The club has since hired Josh Bonifay, a former member of the Houston Astros’ player development staff and son of former Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Cam Bonifay, to be Jordan’s replacement.
We will update this story as additional information becomes available.
UPDATE (12/19, 6:00 p.m. ET): Phillies VP of Communications Bonnie Clark confirms Freedman’s departure.
Scott Freedman resigned last month to pursue an exciting opportunity outside of baseball.