Angels fire manager Brad Ausmus

September 30, 2019

The Los Angeles Angels' General Manager Billy Eppler today announced that Brad Ausmus will not return as manager in 2020.

Ausmus, who initially joined the franchise as a special advisor to the General Manager was named the 17th different field manager in franchise history on Oct. 21, 2018.  In his only year on the job, he led the club to a 72-90 record in 2019 and a fourth place finish in the A.L. West.

The short hook was an interesting development, considering that Ausmus had a three-year deal, and prior to his stint, former Angels' skipper Mike Scioscia ran the squad for 19 years.

Although the team failed to make the playoffs, Ausmus had his moments, as he guided the team through the tragic death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

“I want to thank Brad for his hard work and dedication to this organization over the last two seasons as both a special assistant and field manager. He navigated this franchise through one of its most difficult seasons with class and professionalism,” Eppler said. “This was an incredibly difficult decision but after significant consideration, we’ve decided it is necessary to go in another direction.”

Among Ausmus' rumored replacements is former Cubs and Rays manager Joe Maddon.

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