Posted October 19, 2012 on
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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 Porter.
Mallee, 43, was the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins while Trembley, 60, spent the last two seasons with the Atlanta Braves. In 2000 with the Cubs, Trembley managed Porter in Porter's first season in the majors.
The Astros also named Quinton McCracken as their new director of player development and promoted Allen Rowin to be his assistant.
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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...
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.
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...
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 --