SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gabe Kapler has been dismissed as manager of San Francisco Giants, the team announced Friday afternoon.
The move, announced Friday afternoon, comes with just three games left in the Giants' season.
Kapler was hired in 2019 and won "NL Manager of the Year" two years later in 2021.
This season, the Giants were in the hunt for a playoff spot as late as August.
But the team tanked in September.
"The thing that has been on my mind -- and other people's mind in this organization -- as a group, as a team, we played our worst baseball when it mattered the most." Giants CEO Farhan Zaidi. "There's a lot of questions for fans on why that happened. We have a lot of work to figure out why that happened."
One reason for the Giants' move may be how the team's performance is affecting attendance. With three home games left, the Giants are seeing the lowest season attendance in Oracle Park history.
The Giants' full statement from Zaidi can be read below:
"After making this recommendation to ownership and receiving their approval, I met with Gabe today to inform him of our decision. In his tenure as Giants manager, Gabe led our team through an unprecedented pandemic in 2020 and a franchise-record 107 wins and postseason berth in 2021. He has been dedicated and passionate in his efforts to improve the on-field performance of the San Francisco Giants and I have tremendous respect for him as a colleague and friend."
"On behalf of the Giants organization, we wish Gabe the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for his contributions over the last four years."