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Bo Porter is fired as manager of the Houston Astros
Bo Porter is fired as manager of the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros fired Manager Bo Porter on Monday in his second season with the club. General Manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because "we need a new direction in our clubhouse." The Astros are in fourth place in the American League West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league. Bench coach Dave Trembley also was fired. Tom Lawless will take over as interim manager. Lawless worked in Houston's minor league system and was the interim manager at triple-A Oklahoma City this season when Manager Tony DeFrancesco was on medical leave. Adam Everett, who was working for the Astros in the minors, will replace...

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