KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones have announced that manager John Massarelli’s contract will not be renewed for 2017.
“We owe it to our fans to always strive toward another championship for Kansas City, Kansas,” said T-Bones president Adam Ehlert. “We wish John the best of luck moving forward, but the team is looking forward to the next manager to return us to the postseason.”
The T-Bones went 139-160 in three seasons, 2014-16, under Massarelli, including 42-58 this year. Massarelli, who got his 850th career victory on Aug. 14 against Laredo, leaves with the second-most wins by any manager in franchise history. However, the T-Bones have not reached the playoffs since 2010.
“I want to thank Chris Browne and his staff for the opportunity to manage in Kansas City,” Massarelli said. “I especially want to thank all the loyal T-Bones fans. I regret not delivering a championship season. I wish the T-Bones nothing but the best.”
The search will begin immediately for Massarelli’s replacement.