Bo Porter hired as Astros new manager

Houston AstrosBo PorterWashington NationalsMinute Maid Park

The Astros may be headed toward their worst season ever, but management is looking to the future.

On Thursday, Owner Jim Crane and General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced a crucial new hire.

Bo Porter will become the team's next manager. 

'I am just honored,' Porter said in a phone interview.

The Washington Nationals third base coach will finish with the current playoff run, then turn his attention toward Minute Maid Park for 2013.

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