CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Manager Manny Acta #11 of the Cleveland Indians walks to the mound for a pitching change during the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field on September 1, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Manny Acta On Hot Seat, Support From Dolan Family Eroding, According To Report

A month ago, Paul Dolan indicated that manager Manny Acta's job was safe but Jon Heyman now reports that Acta's job is in jeopardy as the Tribe tumbles into last place in the AL Central.

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Chris Antonetti Addresses Manny Acta's Job Security As Indians Manager

The Cleveland Indians have been one of the very worst teams in baseball since the All-Star break, struggling to a 15-and-41 record while scoring barely three runs a game over that stretch. As a result, some have wondered if manager Manny Acta's job is in question, but GM Chris Antonetti says that he'll address that when the season is completed.

"I don't feel any differently that when we talked earlier," Antonetti said. "I think I'll save any sort of assessments until the end of the season. I think that's probably the best thing to do. Obviously, we're all evaluated at the end of the year, myself included."

(via Cleveland.com)

Acta is signed to be Cleveland's manager through the 2013 season, but the team has had disappointing finishes after sniffing playoff contention in each of the last two seasons.

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Manny Acta On Hot Seat As Indians Manager, According To Report

Unable to keep his team afloat in the second half of the season after an epic collapse, Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta looks to be firmly on the hot seat, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Despite an apparent vote of confidence from the team's ownership back in August, Heyman's source is indicating a significant amount of displeasure from both Larry and Paul Dolan over the team's lackluster play:

Even a couple weeks ago, just after that vote of confidence, which also covered GM Chris Antonetti and club president Mark Shapiro, a source said Indians ownership was "unhappy" with the Indians' second-half slide. Now, with the team 4-12 since the younger Dolan's vote of confidence, Acta's job security seems even less certain.

Only 21 games remain on the Indians' schedule, and the team currently sits in a tie with Minnesota for dead last in the American League Central. Considering how Acta's squad was a mere 1.5 games out of first place as recently as Jul. 1, it's awfully hard to say he belongs anywhere but the hot seat at the moment. Barring a miracle finish, the 43-year-old manager may just be in his final season with the Indians.

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Indians Not Planning Any Major Front Office Changes, According To CEO

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