The San Francisco Giants have fired manager Gabe Kapler ahead of their final series of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The Giants were eliminated from postseason contention earlier this week, and will now have an interim manager for their final three games of a lost season.
Kapler’s firing comes just two years after he led San Francisco to an NL West title in a 107-win season, the only non-Dodgers team to win the NL West in the last 11 years.
However, after back-to-back years of disappointment, the Giants will be in the market for a new manager.
Kapler, who’s been with the Giants since 2020, finishes his San Francisco tenure with a 295-248 record. He had one winning season — 2021 — a losing season in 2020, and was looking to be headed toward another losing season in 2023. In 2022, the team finished an even 81-81.
Kapler finished as the runner-up for the Dodgers’ open job back in 2015 to Dave Roberts, who has had nothing but success since taking over in LA. Kapler was the Dodgers director of player development before becoming the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018.
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