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AP source: Phillies hiring Joe Girardi as manager

A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team has not announced the decision.

Kapler was fired after an injury-depleted team went 81-81 despite significant offseason additions highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. He was 161-163 in his two seasons. The Phillies also interviewed Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter.

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks during a news conference before an American League wild-card baseball playoff game against the Minnesota Twins in New York. Person familiar with deal tells AP the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring Girardi as manager, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP PhotoFrank Franklin II, File)

Girardi was one of the most prominent candidates to fill vacant managerial spots across baseball. He led New York to its 27th World Series title, beating the Phillies in six games in 2009.

He succeeded replaced Joe Torre after the 2007 season and spent a decade in pinstripes. He also managed the Marlins one season and was NL Manager of the Year after going 78-84 in 2006. His record with the Yankees was 910-710, the sixth most wins in team history.

The 55-year-old Girardi hit .267 as a catcher for 15 seasons in the majors. He won three championships with the Yankees in the 1990s and was an All-Star for the Cubs in 2000.

FILE - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, works in the dugout before the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. Person familiar with deal tells AP the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring Girardi as manager, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the team's baseball spring training facilities, in Tampa, Fla. Person familiar with deal tells AP the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring Girardi as manager, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017 file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi listens to a question during a news conference before Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. Person familiar with deal tells AP the Philadelphia Phillies are hiring Girardi as manager, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP PhotoDavid Dermer, File)