Mickey Callaway has company.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler became the latest NL East manager to be fired, with the team ending his two-year stint Thursday, according to multiple reports. In his first-ever major league managing gig, Kapler, 44, went 161-163, and failed to end the team’s eight-year postseason drought.
This season, the Phillies finished at .500 (81-81) — the team’s best mark since 2012 — but fell far short of expectations, following the $330 million signing of Bryce Harper, and trades for J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura.
MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki said Wednesday on WIP Radio that Buck Showalter would be a front-runner for the Phillies job if they fired Kapler.