Sandberg signed a 3 year contract that expires in 2016 that includes a club option for 2017.
At the beginning of the 2013 season, Sandberg was the Phillies third base coach.
"We are pleased to announce that Ryne Sandberg will be our major league manager," said Amaro. "We feel that Ryne has the qualities and leadership skills that are essential to move our club and our organization forward. Ryne's six years as a minor league manager, Hall of Fame credentials and work ethic warrant this opportunity."
Sandberg is currently the only manager in major league baseball who has a Hall of Fame baseball career.