PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced significant changes to their leadership on Wednesday afternoon. David Montgomery will rejoin the franchise as team chairman, not as team president, the role he had held since 1997.
Montgomery took a medical leave of absence in August following jaw bone cancer surgery in May. Pat Gillick replaced Montgomery as interim president, but the team removed the interim tag. Gillick said he will serve as president as long as ownership wants him. Bill Giles has moved from chairman to chairman emeritus.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.