Angels Make Decision On Interim Manager's Status

The Los Angeles Angels made an in-season managerial change, firing Joe Maddon in early June and replacing him with interim manager Phil Nevin. Despite going 46-60 the rest of the way, the Angels have decided to confirm Nevin as the full-time manager going into 2023. 

The reality is that the Angels are in the midst of conducting a search for a new owner, and having uncertainty in the manager's office would simply add more chaos to the situation. 

Nevin was emotional in accepting the one-year contract. “There’s a lot of special people involved in this,” Nevin said as tears welled up in his eyes. “We talked about, you know, everybody wants to make a big deal, like the grind to get here. I’ve never looked at it as a grind. The grind is on your family."

MLB Network's Mark DeRosa says Nevin managed plenty of games in the minors to get this opportunity, and guys "love playing for him."

Mike Trout endorsed the Nevin extension, and echoed DeRosa's words:

“It’s been great,” Trout said. “The guys in this clubhouse trust him, rely on him and it’s been good these last few however long he’s been here. Nev knows the game, he worked hard to get here, means a lot to him, means a lot to us.”

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