PHILADELPHIA – Pete Mackanin is out as Philadelphia Phillies manager after 2 1/2 seasons.
The team said Friday he will manage the final three games this season for the rebuilding Phillies and be replaced for 2018. Mackanin will be then become a special assistant to general manager Matt Klentak.
The Phillies are 64-95 this season, last in the NL East and with the second-worst record in the league. Philadelphia has not been to the postseason since 2011.
The 66-year-old Mackanin succeeded Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg on June 26, 2015. His record with Philadelphia is 172-237.
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