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The Houston Astros fired bench coach Joe Pettini, MLB.com reported Friday. The move does not come as a surprise since new manager Bo Porter wants to have his own coaching staff. Pettini also spent 10 years as Tony La Russa's bench coach with the St. Louis Cardinals. He came to Houston after LaRussa retired last year.
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The Houston Astros have hired John Mallee as hitting coach and added Dave Trembley to the coaching staff.
The team said Friday that Doug Brocail will return as pitching coach and the team is bringing back Dave Clark. General manager said the exact jobs for Trembley and Clark will be announced later.
The Astros have lost 100 games the last two seasons and have a new manager in Bo...
The Houston Astros hired former Baltimore Orioles manager Dave Trembley for a yet-to-be-announced position and John Mallee as hitting coach, MLB.com reported Saturday. The Astros had fired bench coach Joe Pettini on Friday. With the new additions, new manager Bo Porter is close to completing his new coaching staff. Trembley has spent the past two seasons as the Atlanta Braves...
New Houston manager Bo Porter inherits a team that has been baseball's worst for the past two seasons.
But he remembers the excitement in the city just a few years ago when Houston went to its only World Series, and is determined to get the Astros back into contention as soon as possible. Turning around a team that lost 100 games in each of the last two seasons won't be...
Tony LaRussa on FOX Sports DayBreak
Jim Leyland has said he wants to return as the Detroit Tigers’ manager next year.
Tony La Russa can tell that just by watching his close friend work.
“He’s as passionate now as he was the first day he managed,” La Russa said Wednesday, before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series was postponed. “You can tell. Look at his face in the ninth inning (of Game 3)...
Tim Bogar was a candidate for the Astros' managerial
But after interviewing for the job last month, the Astros
elected to hire Bo Porter away from the Nationals. Despite the decision,
Houston showed enough interest in the Red Sox bench coach to offer him the same
position with the organization.
That wasn't enough to entice Bogar. The 45-year-old --
Another year and another productive season from All-Star Brandon Phillips. The Redlegs second basemen has been the epitome of consistency throughout his seven years in Cincinnati, and the 2012 campaign was no different. He proved to be the team's most versatile player (by far) after being moved around in the lineup more times than a dish of cranberry sauce on Turkey Day. His...