San Francisco Giants extends manager Gabe Kapler’s contract through 2024 season


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San Francisco Giants extends manager Gabe Kapler's contract through 2024 season

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler has been rewarded with a new contract after a season during which San Francisco won a franchise-record 107 games and the NL West.

The extension announced Friday will run through the 2024 season. Kapler, 46, just completed his second season as manager.

San Francisco outscored archrivals Los Angeles Dodgers on the final day of the regular season by one game, before Los Angeles, which had won all eight previous division titles, eliminated the Giants in a thrilling National League Division Series of five games.

“Gabe has done an extraordinary job in his role as field manager over the past two seasons, he is a key contributor to our front office and the Giants organization prides itself on his active commitment to the community,” the Giants said in a statement. president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi.

“After a season in which his work and leadership were critical to our success, it was a high priority for us to provide a level of stability and certainty to our continued partnership. We are delighted with today’s announcement.”

Kapler replaced Bruce Bochy when Bochy retired after the 2019 campaign and immediately started doing things his own way, bringing in a great coaching staff to support him. San Francisco was 29-31 during the 2020 season shortened by the coronavirus.

Then the Giants surprised everyone last season by going 107-55 and winning the division’s first crown since 2012, in a year when the Dodgers and San Diego Padres were the big favorites.

“I am honored to work for the San Francisco Giants and grateful for the opportunity to continue to build on the work of the past two years,” Kapler said. “There is nowhere I would rather be and I am excited to continue preparing with the entire organization.”


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