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Indians to name Acta as next manager

Oct 25, 2009, 3:14 PM EDT

Jon Heyman of reports the Indians will name Manny Acta as their next manager.

According to the
Associated Press, team spokesman Bart Swain said Acta has signed a three-year contract with a club option for 2013. Additional terms were not disclosed.

Acta was fired by the Nationals in July after going 26-61. He was 158-252 during his tenure in Washington. Acta reportedly turned down an offer for the Astros’ managerial vacancy. The Indians chose Acta over Bobby Valentine and Indians Triple-A manager Torey Lovullo, who were also under consideration the position. He inherits a team that went a disappointing 65-97 under Eric Wedge in 2009.

Hopefully Acta will eventually get a fair shake to manage a quality ballclub in Cleveland, as it was hard to get a feel of his skills with such an awful team in Washington. As for Astros fans, it’s beginning to like Phil Garner could be back.

  1. comeonman - Oct 26, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Manny nows the game real good, he has more players on the Team
    that know about what it takes to win.

  2. comeonman - Oct 26, 2009 at 10:41 AM


  3. CobraDave - Oct 26, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Manny is a great “young players” manager – glad he turned down the ‘Stros, who passed him over when he was a winner in their minor league system!

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