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Gabe Kapler fired by Philadelphia Phillies in latest MLB axing

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.

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