The San Francisco Giants relieved manager Gabe Kapler of his duties, the club announced Friday.
Kapler spent four years as Giants skipper.
“After making this recommendation to ownership and receiving their approval, I met with Gabe today to inform him of our decision,” Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said in a press release.
Zaidi added: “On behalf of the Giants organization, we wish Gabe the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions over the last four years.”
This is the first time San Francisco has fired a manager since Roger Craig replaced Jim Davenport with 18 games remaining in the 1985 campaign, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic.
Kapler went 295-248 during his time with the Giants, which included a franchise-record 107 victories in 2021 en route to winning the NL West title.
However, the team missed the postseason in 2022 after finishing 81-81 and has already been eliminated from contention this year with 78 wins through 159 games.
A lot of early speculation in the industry that Bob Melvin would be a fit for the Giants’ managerial vacancy if he parts ways with the Padres. He and Farhan know each other, of course, from their A’s days together.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 29, 2023
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