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The Washington Nationals will be in search of a new third base coach this offseason. Bo Porter, who currently holds that position, has been named the Houston Astros manager for the 2013 season, first reported by Ken Rosenthal. Porter will stay with the Nats through the postseason, and according to Adam Kilgore, that was a sticking point for the new Astros manager. You can hardly blame him for wanting to see the Nats magical season through its conclusion, whenever that comes.
Porter interviewed for the Miami Marlins position late last season before Ozzie Guillen was given a four-year contract. It looks like Guillen will barely make it through one year of that deal in Miami, and Porter was a logical chose for the job there. He'd also drawn interest from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the recent past. The Astros clearly wanted to act and bring in the 40-year-old Porter for his first managerial gig.
It will be quite the transition for Porter, who has been a base coach and bench coach throughout his career in the National League. Houston will be transitioning to the American League West next season to even out the AL and NL at 15 teams. The Astros, currently one of the worst teams in baseball, will face an uphill battle in an extremely competitive AL West.
Porter has worked closely with Nats outfielders and baserunners during his tenure with the team. In spring training 2011, he had outfielders carry footballs while tracking down fly balls to help them close on balls. It was a fun drill, but also one to make a point to his guys. He's well respected in baseball, and the Nats will certainly miss his presence next season.
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The Houston Astros will enter the American League next season with a new manager.
Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter will be named to the position on Thursday morning, major-league sources say.
The Astros also interviewed Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Boston Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar and their own interim manager, Tony DeFrancesco.
Jeff Luhnow, the...
Bo Porter has been hired as manager of the Houston Astros.
Porter, who was the Washington Nationals third base coach this season, replaces Brad Mills, who was fired last month. Tony DeFrancesco has served as interim manager.
Porter will lead the rebuilding effort of a young team that has the worst record in the majors, wrapping up its second straight 100-loss season. The Astros...
The Houston Astros announced Thursday that Washington Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter will be their new manager. Porter will remain with the Nationals through the remainder of the regular season and playoffs. "His sense of urgency and skill set are very impressive," Astros owner Jim Crane said at a news conference in Houston. General manager Jeff Luhnow said...
The Houston Astros' youth movement moved beyond the active roster and into the manager's office Thursday when the club named 40-year-old Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter its 17th manager in franchise history. Porter, as it stands now, will be the youngest manager in Major League Baseball and will be in a big-league manager's seat for the first time. Astros...
The Houston Astros will enter the American League next season with
a new manager. Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter will
be named to the position on Thursday morning, major-league sources
The Astros have tabbed the man they think can bring them out of baseball's cellar. Bo Porter will be named Houston's next manager, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Astros are reportedly expected to announce the decision at a news conference at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday. Porter, who is currently serving as the Nationals' third base coach, will reportedly remain...
Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports are reporting that the Houston Astros have chosen their next manager, and it will be Bo Porter, the current third base coach for the Washington Nationals.
Porter received consideration for managerial positions with the Florrida Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates after the 2010 season, but those organizations eventually went in other direcions...
The Houston Astros have officially selected Bo Porter as their next manager. Porter, who is currently the Washington Nationals third base coach will not join his new team until the Nationals playoff run ends, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports.
Porter will be replacing interim manager Tony DeFrancesco who went 12-23.
DeFrancesco replaced Brad Mills who was fired...