Oct 25, 2009, 3:14 PM EDT
Jon Heyman of SI.com 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.
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