Yeah, you read the headline correctly. Gabe Kapler is stepping down as the manager of the Greenville Drive to head back to the big leagues:
The 32-year-old Kapler will begin seeking playing opportunities during the offseason.
"My body is as healthy as it has ever been, and I must take advantage of that," he said. "Managing was an important component of my development, and I am eternally grateful to the Red Sox for having provided me the opportunity to tackle a new challenge."
Good for him. I would have loved to see him coach his way through the minors and maybe get a job in the majors in some capacity, but this guy is a true gamer. I'm sure he's been aching to get back on the field all season long. I wish Kapler the best.
Does he have a shot with the Sox? Perhaps, but it'll be tough.