Gabe Kapler hired by Giants to be team’s next manager
The San Francisco Giants were down to some finalists in their search for a new manager and have decided on Gabe Kapler.
The Giants were looking for a replacement for Bruce Bochy, who announced he would retire after the 2019 season (though he still may want to manage in the future). They were down to Joe Espada, Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro, and Kapler in their search, and decided on Kapler.
Kapler, who worked in the Dodgers’ front office at the same time as Farhan Zaidi, was said to be Zaidi’s choice all along.
Here is Zaidi’s statement on hiring Kapler:
Farhan Zaidi's statement below on hiring Gabe Kapler as Giants manager pic.twitter.com/D99TXieCTl
— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) November 13, 2019
Kapler played 12 seasons in the bigs and managed the Phillies the last two seasons. He was fired after going 161-163 in his two seasons.