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Phillies remove interim tag, sign manager Mackanin to new deal

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 12: Interim manager Pete Mackanin #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 12, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 12: Interim manager Pete Mackanin #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 12, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Phillies have removed the interim tag from manager Pete Mackanin and signed him to a contract extension through the 2016 season, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal includes a team option for 2017.

Mackanin, who began the season as the team's third-base coach, took over as interim manager when Ryne Sandberg surprisingly resigned on June 26.

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The Phillies are 30-46 under Mackanin's leadership.

Mackanin briefly managed the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005, and the Cincinnati Reds for part of the 2007 season. His career managerial record is 83-99.

Philadelphia still is looking for a general manager after dismissing Ruben Amaro Jr. was dismissed earlier this month. Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock is serving as interim GM.