Named 54th manager in Phillies history on 10/30/17... Was director of player development for LAD from 2014-16... Coached for Team Israel in the 2013 World Baseball Classic... Spent 3 years (2011-13) as a special assignment scout for TB... In 2007, served as manager of Greenville (A) in BOS organization.
Played parts of 12 seasons for 6 teams: DET (1998-99), TEX (2000-02), COL (2003), BOS (2003-06), MIL (2008) and TB (2009-10)... Selected by DET in the 57th round of the June 1995 draft; signed by Dennis Lieberthal, father of Phillies Wall of Fame catcher Mike Lieberthal... Named Southern League MVP in 1998 after leading the league in runs (113), hits (176), doubles (47), HR (28), RBI (146), XBH (81) and total bases (319)... Also named Minor League Player of the Year in 1998 by USA Today Baseball Weekly and The Sporting News... Following the 1998 season, was named DET's top minor league prospect by Baseball America... Traded from DET to TEX in a 9-player deal, 11/2/99... Hit 2 HR on Opening Day, 4/3/03 vs CWS; became the first Ranger in franchise history to homer in each of his first 2 at-bats with the team... Established a TEX franchise record with a 28-game hitting streak, 7/17-8/15/00... Named American League Player of the Week, 7/24-30/00... Traded from TEX to COL, 7/31/02... Signed with BOS as a minor league free agent, 6/24/03... Played in 136 games for the 2004 World Series champion Red Sox and led the team in OF assists (6)... Began the 2005 season in Japan playing for Yomiuri before returning to BOS later that season.
Gabriel Stefan Kapler… Has two sons, Chase (10/8/99) and Dane (11/3/01)… 1993 graduate of Taft High School (Los Angeles)… Worked as an analyst for FOX Sports 1 in 2013… Attended Cal State Fullerton and Moorpark College (CA).