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Joe Maddon Out as Angels Manager

Angels announced that Joe Maddon has been let go.

The Los Angeles Angels announced that Joe Maddon has been relieved of his managerial duties. Maddon previously worked as interim manager for the Angels in 1996 and 1999 before being hired for the 2022 season. Maddon will end his tenure with the Angels with a record of 130-148.

Phil Nevin has been named as his interim replacement. Phil Nevin will be the fourth manager for the Angels since 2018.

This news comes after a 12-game losing streak for the Angels, that has pushed the Angels out of the picture for any playoff contention. Maddon sounded off after yesterday’s loss to Boston.

 

Joe Maddon’s history

 

Maddon’s contract expired without being renewed by the Chicago Cubs just three seasons after their historic World Series win, with then-General Manager Theo Epstein citing the departure as a “win-win” as Maddon chimed in stating it was a “great day, actually.”

Before his time with the Chicago Cubs, Maddon started his journey to be one of the most successful MLB managers when he joined the Tampa Bay Rays in 2006. Maddon was with the Rays for nine seasons.

Phil Nevin takes over

 

Phil Nevin is a former MLB All-Star who played 12 seasons in the major league. However, Nevin, 51, has no MLB managerial experience. Nevin was hired by Maddon to serve as the Angels’ third-base coach in November 2021.

Nevin was a coach for the San Francisco Giants in 2017 and New York Yankees from 2018 to 2021. His managerial experience is limited to minor league teams only, with the Orange County Flyers, Erie SeaWolves, Toledo Mud Hens, and Reno Aces.

 

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Chrystal OKeefe

Chrystal O'Keefe is a freelance writer from Indianapolis, Indiana. She balances her time between Indianapolis and Chicago and tries to travel to at least one new ballpark every year. She primarily covers the Chicago White Sox but loves talking about baseball in general.

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