Phillies quietly fired one of their minor league managers last week
First year manager Milver Reyes has been reportedly fired from the Clearwater Threshers, the Phillies low Single A minor league team. Reyes has worked in the Phillies organization since 2018. He was a member of the Phillies player development system before taking over managerial duties for the Clearwater Threshers.
If you didn’t hear about the firing of Reyes, you’re certainly not alone. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported the firing but there was no announcement by the Phillies organization signaling Reyes’ exit.
Marty Malloy (great name) who managed the Phillies system from 2017 until moving over to the infield coordinator position in 2020 is now the manager of the Clearwater Threshers. The Threshers entered yesterday with a 35-34 record on the season. The report was confirmed by the Phillies’ assistant general manager Bryan Minniti, who apparently declined to comment on the situation in any detail, stating it was an in-house personnel matter.
Anytime you hear player development and the Phillies in the same sentence, it’s safe to assume there’s an issue. As for the Phillies, they are back in action today at 1:05pm, with Aaron Nola on the mound looking to split a four game series with the Atlanta Braves after yesterday’s embarrassment.