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Breaking: Angels Announce Decision On Joe Maddon

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Los Angeles Angels leaves a pitching mound visit in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 27, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Los Angeles Angels leaves a pitching mound visit in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 27, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Well, that escalated quickly. 

Just minutes after ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Los Angeles Angels "have discussed making a change at manager," the club announced that Joe Maddon's services will no longer be needed.

Per the team's official Twitter handle:

The Angels have relieved Joe Maddon of his duties as Angels manager today. Phil Nevin has been named interim manager.

After getting off to a nice start, things went sideways for the Angels in a hurry. And now, in the midst of a 12-game losing streak, Joe Maddon falls on the sword.

Maddon leaves his second stint with the Angels after just 278 games where he posted a losing record.

It wasn't that long ago that LA was 27-17 and finally appeared to be putting together some winning baseball.

But with no wins since late May, including a 1-0 shutout loss to the Red Sox on Monday, its clear something was very wrong.