Acta fired as Nationals manager

Updated: July 13, 2009, 5:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Manny Acta has been fired as manager of the Washington Nationals, he told ESPNdeportes.com's Enrique Rojas on Sunday.

Bench coach Jim Riggleman will be named the Nationals' new manager at an 11:30 a.m. ET news conference at Nationals Park, according to the Washington Times.

Riggleman has managed the Padres, Cubs and Mariners.

Mike Rizzo, the Nationals' acting GM, confirmed Acta's firing Monday morning in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

The Nationals were blanked ...

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