OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 17: Manager Manny Acta #11 of the Cleveland Indians looks on as he walks back to the dugout after changing pitchers in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 17, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Despite his team's losing streak, Indians CEO Paul Dolan says the jobs of manager Manny Acta and the team's front office are not in jeopardy.
Cleveland Indians CEO Paul Dolan said the jobs of team president Mark Shapiro, general manager Chris Antonetti and manager Manny Acta are safe, despite the fact that the Indians have lost 21 of their last 25 games and have fallen out of the AL Central race, according to Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
"We all have a lot of work to do, but their jobs aren't at stake in this,'' said Dolan, who spoke with reporters at Acta's charity bowling event at The Corner Alley downtown. "As I sit here today, I have no intent to make any changes. I have to understand what's happened. I'm not going to have that understanding today. Hopefully, sometime in this off-season, we'll be able to assess and move from there.''
Later in the five-minute session, Dolan reiterated, with conviction, that he is not considering a managerial change.
Acta, who has one year left on his contract after this season, reportedly told his players they need to 'relax' on Wednesday and also said, "if one guy is going to go, it's going to be me, not them. So relax and play the game."
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