All MLB Manager Changes During 2023-24 Offseason

MLB manager Craig Counsell
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The 2023-24 MLB offseason has arrived and that means change. Several teams are set to have new managers for the 2024 campaign, thanks to either retirements or a desire to have a fresh face in charge. Here’s a look at all the 2023-24 MLB manager changes and which teams will have new leaders come 2024.

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Which managers are headed to new teams in 2024?

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Here’s a breakdown of which MLB teams will have new managers in the 2024 season:

Team2023 Manager2024 Manager
CubsDavid RossCraig Counsell
GuardiansTerry FranconaStephen Vogt
AstrosDusty BakerJoe Espada
AngelsPhil NevinRon Washington
BrewersCraig CounsellPat Murphy
MetsBuck ShowalterCarlos Mendoza
PadresBob MelvinMike Shildt
GiantsGabe Kapler/Kai CorreaBob Melvin

Eight teams in MLB have made changes in the manager position for 2024.

The Padres were the last team to fill their managerial vacancy, as San Diego opted to hire team advisor and former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt to take over. Shildt had a career record of 252-199 with St. Louis over four seasons and helped lead the Cards to playoff births in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The Brewers promoted bench coach and former Padres manager Pat Murphy to replace Craig Counsell. Murphy went 42-54 in 2015 with San Diego after Bud Black was fired earlier in the year.

Milwaukee had also reportedly shown interest in former Marlins manager Don Mattingly.

Murphy would not be the only coach to be promoted to manager for 2024. The Astros have reportedly agreed to promote Joe Espada to replace Dusty Baker.

Cleveland hired former MLBer Stephen Vogt, who finished his playing career in 2022, to replace Terry Francona. Vogt was a Mariners coach this past season.

Both the Mets (Carlos Mendoza) and Angels (Ron Washington) have new managers, while the Cubs hired away Craig Counsell from the Brewers to replace David Ross.