Los Angeles Angels manager Bill Nevin (88) and Randall Grichuk (15) look over Grichuk’s helmet after a pitch by Tampa Bay Rays’ Shawn Armstrong during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Los Angeles. 2023 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Grichuk left the game. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Phil Nevin will not be manager of the Los Angeles Angels next season.
The Angels announced Monday that they have declined their option on Nevin’s contract through 2024. Los Angeles will have its fourth manager in six years since the departure of Mike Scioscia after 19 years on the job.
Nevin went 119-149 in his first major league managerial stint, while both of his teams missed the playoffs. He was promoted to the Angels’ top job in June 2022 when Joe Maddon was fired in the midst of a 14-game losing streak.
Nevin, who joined Madden’s staff in November 2021 as only his third base coach, became the first Orange County native to manage the Angels.
As a former elite infielder who still carries himself like a bowler, Nevin seems well-liked by his players. But the Angels haven’t been successful for him, finishing 46-60 since he took over in 2022 and going 73-89 this season, the franchise’s eighth straight losing record.
The Angels have shown promise at times this season, and their 65-61 mark at the trade deadline prompted owner Arte Moreno to spend on several players. The Angels collapsed immediately, losing seven straight games after the deadline and eventually finishing 17 games out of first place in the AL West.
General manager Perry Minasian appears to be stuck in his fourth season with the Angels, who have been mired in eight straight losing seasons and nine straight non-playoff seasons. The Angels announced that Minassian will address the media on Tuesday.
Nevin became the third major leaguer to leave in four days, following San Francisco’s Gabe Kapler and the New York Mets’ Buck Showalter.