Reports: Phillies to Hire Joe Girardi as Manager

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The Phillies will hire Joe Girardi as their next manager, according to multiple reports. 

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia was first to report the news. An official announcement is expected later Thursday. 

Girardi, 55, managed the Yankees from 2008 to 2017, winning the World Series in 2009. The Yankees chose not to renew his contract when it expired after the 2017 season, instead hiring Aaron Boone to replace Girardi. 

Girardi also managed the Marlins for one season in 2006, winning the National League Manager of the Year after leading a Marlins team with the lowest payroll in baseball to a 78-win season. 

The Phillies were seeking to replace Gabe Kapler, who was fired earlier this month after winning a total of 161 games over two seasons in charge. 

Girardi's name surfaced in other teams' searches for new managers, including the Cubs and Mets.