Brewers fire Yost, promote 3B coach Sveum as interim manager

Updated: September 16, 2008, 1:01 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MILWAUKEE -- In an unprecedented move, the Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ned Yost on Monday, hoping to pull out of another late-season slump that has jeopardized the team's chance of making the playoffs for the first time since 1982.

Third-base coach Dale Sveum will take over as interim manager for the remainder of the season. The Brewers have lost seven of eight and fallen into a tie with Philadelphia for the NL wild-card lead.

Yost, who is expected to address the ...

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