Charlie Manual has been fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies according to several reports.


Charlie Manual (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

CBS Sports and Comcast Sports Network Philadelphia both report that the team will announce the move at a 2:30 p.m. press conference. CSN reports that Ryne Sandburg will be named manager.

The Phillies, with a 53-67 record, are in their second disappointing season in a row, Manual is the winningest manager in Phillies history with a 780-636 record which includes a 2011 season with a record 102 wins.

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