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December 29, 2015

Reports: Phils to hire executive away from Orioles

The Phillies are reportedly on the verge of adding another former Baltimore Orioles executive to their front office staff.

According to multiple reports out of Baltimore, first from, the Phillies will hire Ned Rice as an assistant general manager under first-year general manager Matt Klentak.

Rice, 32, has been with the Orioles for the last 11 seasons. He would be the fifth former Orioles front office member in the higher order of the Phils management, joining Klentak, team president Andy MacPhail, assistant general manager Scott Proefrock, and player development director Joe Jordan.

Rice would become the third general manager under Klentak, following a similar structure the team had under Ruben Amaro Jr. during the majority of his time as general manager. Amaro had a trio of assistants under him, first with Proefrock, Benny Looper and Chuck LaMar, and more recently with Proefrock, Looper and Marti Wolever. (Wolever was dismissed in the final month of the 2014 season.)

Rice has been in the Orioles baseball operations department since 2006, serving in various roles including player information analyst. The Phillies have yet to comment on the reported hiring.