By Sam Bush

The Phillies have selected former major league outfielder Sam Fuld to fill their vacant general manager position.

Fuld, a 10th-round selection out of Stanford in the 2004 amateur draft, played for the Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins from 2007-15.

Fuld, 39, will report to the team’s new president of baseball operations, Dave Dombrowski, as the Phillies look to snap a streak of nine consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance.

While he didn’t make much of a mark as a hitter — with a .227 batting average and 12 home runs during his playing career — Fuld lasted eight seasons in the majors on the strength of his defense, making several spectacular catches along the way.

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After his playing career ended, Fuld joined the Phillies front office — first as a player information coordinator under former manager Gabe Kapler, then as the team’s director of integrative baseball performance.

Fuld becomes the second former MLB player this offseason to become a first-time general manager — following ex-pitcher Chris Young, who was hired Dec. 7 to take over duties with the Texas Rangers.