According to the Philadelphia Phillies, David Montgomery will return to the team, but in a different role. The longtime Phillies president will now become the Chairman of the team, with Bill Giles moving to Chairman Emeritus.
Pat Gillick, who assumed the role of President when Montgomery fell ill with jaw cancer, will continue with that role.
Montgomery, who has been with the team since 1971, said: “I am fortunate to be healthy enough now to resume some of my previous responsibilities. I am very appreciative that Pat Gillick is willing and available to remain as the club’s President. Pat and I have become very close since he joined us in the fall of 2005. I look forward to returning to work as Phillies Chairman.”
Gillick has served as a Senior Advisor to the President and General Manager for the Phillies since 2009, when handed of General Manager duties to Ruben Amaro Jr.