Philadelphia Phillies fire manager Joe Girardi

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi was fired on Friday. Girardi was in the third year as manager of the team.

The Philadelphia Phillies have fired manager Joe Girardi after the team began their season off with record of 22-29.

The bench coach Rob Thomson will act as the Phillies interim manager until the end of the season.

"It was a difficult season for us until this point, because we think that the club is not performing to the potential of its players,

Although we all are accountable for our problems, I thought an overhaul was required and that a fresh voice within the clubhouse would offer our club the greatest chance of turning things around.

We have a highly skilled group which can put us back on track.

Girardi assumed the managerial duties of The Phillies before the start of the 2020 season.

The team of Girardi had 132-141 points and did not make it to the postseason.

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Girardi was previously the manager of previously for the New York Yankees from 2008-2017.

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