Phillies take interim tag off Pete Mackanin

MIAMI (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Pete Mackanin will be their manager in 2016.

Mackanin replaced Ryne Sandberg on an interim basis on June 26. His contract was extended through next season with a club option for 2017.

The 64-year-old Mackanin is 30-46 since Sandberg abruptly resigned in the middle of his second full season. The Phillies are 27-32 since the All-Star break.

Mackanin has worked for the Phillies for six of the past seven seasons. He served as bench coach for four seasons (2009-12) before returning as third-base coach in 2014. He's the eighth Phillies manager to have also played and coached for the team.

Mackanin previously was interim manager for the Pirates (2005) and Reds (2007). His career record is 83-99.