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Angels fire Joe Maddon amid 12-game losing streak

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Jun 4, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon looks on during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels fired manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday amid the team’s 12-game losing streak.

Third base coach Phil Nevin was named the interim manager ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the visiting Boston Red Sox.

Maddon, 68, guided the club to a 27-29 record this season and a 130-148 record since beginning his latest stint as the Angels’ skipper in 2020.

The Angels matched their longest-ever single-season skid with Monday night’s 1-0 loss to Boston. The Angels lost the last 12 games to finish the 1988 season.

The Angels entered Tuesday in second place in the American League West, 8 1/2 games behind the Houston Astros.

Maddon, who led the Chicago Cubs to a World Series championship in 2016, owns a record of 1,382-1,216-1 over 19 seasons with the Angels (1996, 1999, 2020-22), Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays (2006-14) and Cubs (2015-19).

Maddon is a three-time Manager of the Year, twice in the American League (2008, 2011) and once in the National League (2015).

Nevin, 51, is in his first season with the Angels. He previously worked as an assistant coach with the San Francisco Giants (2017) and New York Yankees (2018-21).

–Field Level Media