Phillies make it official and hire Gabe Kapler as their new manager

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The Phillies have formally announced that they have hired Gabe Kapler to be their manager.

Kapler has served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2014. Kapler spent parts of 12 years in the majors from 1998-2010 with the Red Sox, Rangers, Rays, Rockies, Tigers, and Brewers. After retiring following the 2006 season, he managed Single-A Greenville in the Red Sox system in 2007. He then unretired and retired again in 2011.

Kapler served as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 in 2013 before joining the Dodgers’ front office.