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Pete Mackanin out as Phillies manager after 2½ seasons

September 29, 2017
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin sits in the dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami. . Mackanin is out as manager after 2 and a half seasons, but will remain in the dugout for the final three games this weekend and return as a special assistant to general manager Matt Klentak in 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Mackanin is out as Philadelphia Phillies manager after 2½ 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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