Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/16/13
The Philadelphia Phillies will fire manager Charlie Manuel at a 2:30 pm ET press conference. At the press conference the Phillies will announce that Manuel has been relieved of his duties according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Phillies to make manager change, sources say. Press at 230. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 16, 2013 The news is hardly surprisingly with Manuel turning 70 before the start of next season and the Phillies failing to meet expectations for the second straight year. Earlier Friday the Phillies placed pitcher John Lannan on the disabled list with a knee injury. B.J. Rosenberg has been recalled to occupy his roster spot.
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