Reports: Kapler set to be Phillies' new manager

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:58 AM The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to hire Gabe Kapler as their next manager, multiple outlets reported on Sunday.

Kapler serves as the Los Angeles Dodgers' director of player development. He reportedly is one of the three finalists for the position, along with former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and Dusty Wathan, the manager of the Phillies' Triple-A Lehigh Valley affiliate.

Kapler, 42, spent 12 seasons in the majors with six different teams. He also managed in the minor leagues in the Red Sox organization for one year, was a part-time consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays and is considered knowledgeable in sabermetrics.

Multiple outlets reported that the Phillies could announce their decision to hire Kapler as early as Monday or after the conclusion of the World Series. Philadelphia began its search to replace now former manager Pete Mackanin in September.

Mackanin, who will serve as a special assistant to general manager Matt Klentak, led the Phillies to a 174-238 record after replacing Ryne Sandberg midway through the 2015 season.

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