The Cleveland Guardians are hiring former MLB player, and now former bullpen coach for the Seattle Mariners, Stephen Vogt as the teams new Manager. Vogt succeeds Terry Francona, who retired at season's end after helming the Guardians for 11 years.
Vogt, 39 as of Nov. 1, will become the majors' second-youngest manager, behind only Oli Marmol of the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in parts of 10 big-league seasons before retiring after the 2022 campaign. He hit .239/.301/.406 (93 OPS+) and amassed 7.1 Wins Above Replacement while suiting up for six different teams. Vogt even made the 2015-16 All-Star teams, with both appearances coming as part of the Oakland Athletics organization.
This is a bummer for the Mariners. Vogt was brought in as the bullpen and quality control coach just last year.— Seattle Mariners ON Tap (@MarinersONtap) November 6, 2023
One year, and now he’s the new Manager of the Cleveland Guardians.
Well deserved & happy for Stephen Vogt. Hope he has all the success possible. pic.twitter.com/geRX6tZNww
The Seattle Mariners are going to be looking hard for a good replacement, Vogt was in Seattle for only one season, but he had done such a good job that he got an MLB Manager job after just one year post-retirement.
We are happy for Vogt, even though he had to leave the Seattle Mariners.