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Phillies' David Montgomery takes medical leave of absence

David Montgomery, Phillies chief executive, has taken a medical leave of absence from the team.

David Montgomery Phillies. Credit: Wiki Commons. David Montgomery Phillies. Credit: Wiki Commons.

David Montgomery, Phillies chief executive, has taken a medical leave of absence from the team.

The team announced Thursday that Montgomery, 67, will return to his duties when he has made a full recovery from his cancer treatments.

In May, Montgomery had cancerous bone removed from his jaw and replaced with bone from one of his legs.

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Former Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick will run the team's day-to-day operations.

Gillick said in a news release that he is "glad to be of assistance to the Phillies."

Montgomery, a Roxborough native has worked for the team for more than 40 years. He currently serves as general partner, president and chief executive officer.

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