Shortly after the St. Louis Cardinals fell 8 – 2 to the Cincinnati Reds today, they announced the dismissal of Mike Matheny of his managerial duties effective immediately, along with two hitting coaches.
While the team did not state a specific reason for the dismissal, the team did post a press release via their twitter:
Matheny, 47, had managed the team for 7 seasons. Leading the team to 4 playoff appearances in his tenure.
In their press release, the club announced they will be holding a press conference tomorrow at 11am CDT.
The Cardinals currently sit in third place in the NL Central, with a 47-46 record.
- St. Louis Cardinals Twitter