Bench coach Sandy Alomar, will assume the role of interim manager
The Cleveland Indians decided against waiting till the end of the season and fired manager Manny Acta with six games left in 2012. Acta went 214-266 in nearly three seasons with the Indians. Cleveland found themselves within three games of first place in late July before losing 21 of 25 and going 5-24 in August. Bench coach Sandy Alomar, will assume the role of interim manager for the final six games of 2012.
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti was gracious and thanked Acta. “Manny’s passion for the game, positive attitude and tremendous knowledge of baseball helped guide us to a number of high points during his tenure,” Antonetti said in a statement. “Managerial changes are never easy or taken lightly, but as we approached the end of the season and turned our attention to assessing the year, we determined a change was necessary.”
Indians owner Paul Dolan recently stated that he was not considering a manager change. Dolan indicated that change was made by Antonetti. Dolan said in a statement. “I fully support Chris’ decision to make this change and am confident that he will lead a tireless search to find the right individual to lead the club to our ultimate goal of winning the World Series.”Acta Was hired by Cleveland in 2009, after two losing seasons as manager of the Washington Nationals. According to the Indians a search for a new manager will begin immediately and the present coaching staff will be left intact through the end of the season.