Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 8/6/12

Per Paul Hones of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Indians will pick up manager Manny Acta’s club option for the 2013 MLB season.

#Indians GM Chris Antonetti says Manny Acta will be back next year as manager.

— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) August 6, 2012

Acta has drawn considerable ire since his team, once in the lead of the AL Central, has dropped nine straight contests and has gone 6-17 since the All-Star break. With Acta’s overall record standing at 192-233, the manager being the subject of criticism at several key points in the season, and a manager-in-waiting in fan favorite Sandy Alomar Jr. on the team’s bench, a change was not far-fetched.

Tribe general manager Chris Antonetti, however, managed to end all speculation.

[Related: Nine and Counting….The Streak Continues]

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