OAKLAND, CA. – The Los Angeles Angels hired Phil Nevin as manager through the 2023 season, stripping him of the interim title and signing him to a one-year contract Wednesday before the final game of the regular season.
The Angels will miss the playoffs for the eighth straight year. Nevin was promoted to third base coach when Joe Maddon was fired in June after the Angels hit a club-record 14-game losing streak.
Los Angeles went 46-59 under the 51-year-old Nevin entering Wednesday’s series finale at Okanda.
Nevin broke down and cried before the final game against Atlético, pausing in the dugout before expressing his gratitude for the opportunity.
“There are a lot of special people involved,” Nevin said.
Keeping Nevin provides some much-needed stability for Los Angeles, which is heading into an offseason of uncertainty with owner Arte Moreno looking to sell the team.
Superstar two-way player Shohei Ohtani could become a free agent after the 2023 season, potentially leaving little time for the franchise to capitalize on having him and three-time AL MVP Mike Trout on the roster.
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