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Manny Acta fired by Indians; Sandy Alomar a candidate as replacement

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The Cleveland Indians fired manager Manny Acta on Thursday. Sandy Alomar will serve as interim manager for the rest of the season and will reportedly be a candidate for the full-time job.

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The Cleveland Indians announced on Thursday that Manny Acta will not return as manager. Sandy Alomar will serve as interim manager for the final six games of the season and will be looked at as a potential full-time replacement.

Acta went 214-266 (.446) during his three years in charge of the Indians. The change was made by Indians GM Chris Antonetti, according to chairman/CEO Paul Dolan:

“I have great respect for Manny and appreciate the effort he exhibited not only leading

our team, but also the contributions he made in our community over the past three years,” said

Cleveland Indians Chairman/CEO PAUL DOLAN. “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 previously served as the manager for the Washington Nationals, going 158-252 in two-plus seasons.

Alomar played for the Indians from 1990-2000 and also served as a first base coach and bench coach under Acta.

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