SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Giants announced Friday they have fired manager Gabe Kapler. Kapler has been the Giants’ skipper since the 2020 season. He replaced three-time World Series champion Bruce Bochy who was San Francisco’s manager from 2007 to 2019.
In Kapler’s four-season tenure, the Giants made the playoffs once in 2021 when they won a franchise-record 107 games before losing in the NLDS. That was the only season the team finished above .500.
The Giants’ record under Kapler was 295-248 (.543 winning percentage).
Kapler’s First Public Statement
Kapler released his first public statement since being dismissed from the team. He posted a long message on his Instagram page Saturday morning.
“I know I was lucky to be the manager of the San Francisco Giants,” the statement read in part. “I have a ton more to say; I’ll do that over the course of time…”
The announcement came with three games left in the 2023 regular season. Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi released the following statement.
The Giants (78-81) play archrival Los Angeles Dodgers (98-61) Friday night at Oracle Park for the first game of a three-game series to finish the 2023 season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
San Francisco is out of playoff contention. The Dodgers clinched the NL West.
This story will be updated.