By Sam Bush
The Phillies announced yesterday they were firing manager Gabe Kapler.In a press release.
Now, owner John Middleton (above), GM Matt Klentak and president Andy MacPhail are going to face the music at a presser today at 1. m.
Additionally, they confirmed yesterday previous reports that pitching coach Chris Young would not return to the team in that capacity in 2020. Head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan and assistant athletic trainer Chris Mudd did not have their contracts renewed for the 2020 season.
And Charlie Manuel will resume his role as senior advisor to Klentak, who will lead the search for the new manager, according to Middleton’s statement.
It’s the second managerial search in two years. Kapler, who had one more year left on his contract, finished with a 161-163 record in two seasons.