After their losing streak reached 12 games, Maddon was relieved of his duties on Tuesday afternoon.
Their 1-0 shutout loss to Michael Wacha and the Boston Red Sox on Monday was the final straw.
And so, the Angels will move forward with Phil Nevin for now, who will be filling the role in an interim capacity.
So far, the change hasn’t helped them, as their skid reached 13 games.
But Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted yesterday that for the remainder of the 2022 season, Nevin will be at the helm for the Angels.
Phil Nevin, who certainly was deserving to be an MLB manager years ago, will manage the #Angels the rest of the season
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 7, 2022
Taking The Reins
Nevin was of course a candidate to fill the role the last time the Angels had a vacancy at the manager position.
Now, he has a chance to be the one to lead the team.
Correcting their course after losing 13 games in a row will be no easy task.
The Angels’ 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Red Sox dropped them into a tie with the Texas Rangers for second place in the American League West division.
The good thing for the Angels is that they aren’t far out of the playoff race.
The division lead is currently out of reach, with them sitting 9.5 games back of the Houston Astros, but they still are only 2.5 games behind the Red Sox for the final AL Wild Card spot.
They could win the final two games of the series and move back to within a half-game.
We’ll see if the Angels can fix things with Nevin at the helm.