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A.J. Hinch hired as manager of Houston Astros
A.J. Hinch hired as manager of Houston Astros

A.J. Hinch is the new manager of the Houston Astros, the team announced Monday. The Houston Chronicle first reported the hiring. Hinch takes over for Bo Porter, who was fired on Sept. 1 in his second year. Tom Lawless ran the team for the rest of the season on an interim basis. The Astros finished 70-92 and fourth in the AL West. Hinch managed the Arizona Diamondbacks from May of 2009 until July 2010, when he was fired after 31-48 start. Most recently, he worked as the vice president of professional scouting for the San Diego Padres from 2010 until August. The 40-year-old is a former catcher who spent seven seasons in the majors with the Athletics, Royals, Tigers and Phillies.

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