Before his first game as Indians interim manager, Sandy Alomar Jr. thanked the man he replaced.
In praising Manny Acta for helping him grow into a candidate for the permanent position as manager after the season, Alomar adhered to his personal philosophy: Put others first.
That's just one reasons the Indians asked Alomar to move up from bench coach to replace Acta, fired on Thursday. Alomar took over as manager Friday for the final six games and will interview for the full-time job.
General manager Chris Antonetti said Alomar and former Boston manager Terry Francona are on his search list and others currently employed by teams likely will be added.