The Philadelphia Phillies will name Angels assistant general manager Matt Klentak their next general manager, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe and confirmed by MLB.com Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki. Oakland Athletics assistant general manager Dan Kantrovitz was one of three finalists for the position, Zolecki reported on Friday. Rays executive Chaim Bloom was the other one.
Kantrovitz continues in his role as being "involved in all aspects of the A's baseball operations department with a primary focus on overseeing statistical analysis for evaluating and targeting players in amateur draft, free agent and trade markets," according to his bio in the A's Media Guide. Kantrovitz enters his second offseason in this role after replacing Farhan Zaidi last November.
For the Angels, this is the second assistant general manager that has taken an opportunity elsewhere in the last two days. Scott Servais was named the new manager of the Seattle Mariners on Friday, replacing Lloyd McClendon. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the Angels are also expected to lose special assistant to the general manager Tim Bogar to become Servais' bench coach in Seattle.