Latest Gabe Kapler News

Chicago Cubs to interview Kapler, Espada for manager's job

Oct. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they plan to interview former Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler and Houston bench coach Joe Espada this week about their managerial opening. The Astros have an off day Monday ahead of Game 3 in the ALCS in New York on Tuesday. Kapler was fired last week after going...

Phils' Middleton overruled MacPhail, Klentak to fire Kapler

Oct. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Middleton runs the show in Philadelphia. The Phillies managing partner made that clear Friday, a day after manager Gabe Kapler was fired despite resistance from Team President Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak. "A CEO's responsibility is to ensure an organization...

LEADING OFF: Nats, Cards open NLCS, Yanks-Astros set in ALCS

Oct. 11, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME TO THE NLCS The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Aníbal Sánchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas. Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the NL...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

AP NewsAlert

Oct. 10, 2019 10:58 AM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler, nearly 2 weeks after disappointing finish.

Uncertainty surrounds Gabe Kapler's future with Phillies

Sep. 30, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler wants the opportunity to lead the Philadelphia Phillies back to the postseason after consecutive collapses in September. It's still uncertain whether he'll get another chance. A season that began with high expectations following the arrival of Bryce Harper and other...

LEADING OFF: Skippers on the hot seat, playoff teams ailing

Sep. 29, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: HOT SEAT The day after the regular season can be dicey for managers — a lot of teams like to make changes. A couple of clubs got a head start on their winter plans Sunday, with the Cubs announcing Joe Maddon wouldn't be back and the Pirates firing Clint...

Harper, Phillies finish 81-81 with 4-3 loss to Marlins

Sep. 29, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a season that fell well short of expectations, Bryce Harper can't wait for another go-round in Philadelphia. Manager Gabe Kapler might not get that chance. Harper got two hits and a standing ovation to close out his first season with the Phillies, who finished at 81-81 after a 4-3...

Haseley's grounder sends Phils past Miami 5-4 in 15 innings

Sep. 28, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Haseley and Philadelphia's bullpen showed the Phillies aren't quitting on the season. Haseley's fielder's choice scored Rhys Hoskins with the winning run in the 15th inning and Philadelphia outlasted the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Friday night. Adam Conley (2-11) hit Hoskins and then...

Strasburg, Nats sweep Phils in 5-game series, hold WC lead

Sep. 26, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals' ace Stephen Strasburg turned in another vintage outing in what has been one the finest seasons of his career. Strasburg was dominant in his final regular-season start and the Nationals held their lead in the NL wild-card chase, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3...