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Pete Mackanin out as Phillies manager after 2

In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin sits in the dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee / associated press)
In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin sits in the dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee / associated press)
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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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