Report: Astros hire Bo Porter
The Astros, who move to the American League next season, plan to announce the move Thursday morning, the website reported, citing anonymous major league sources. The Astros have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. ET.
Porter will stay with the Nationals, who already have clinched a playoff berth, until their postseason is completed, sources told Fox.
The Astros, the worst team in the majors at 51-105, fired manager Brad Mills on Aug. 18 and replaced him a day later with Tony DeFrancesco on an interim basis.
Porter previously has interviewed for managerial openings with the Marlins and Pirates. He played in 89 major league games between 1999-2001 with the Cubs, A's and Rangers.
DeFrancesco told The Associated Press after Wednesday's game that he's been guaranteed a job somewhere in the organization next season, regardless of the outcome of the managerial search.
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Trumbo heads to D-backs in 3-team trade
- Mulder, out since 2009, attempts comeback
- GM: Cabrera on target for spring training
- Rakuten prez: No decision on Tanaka's future
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Photo File Houston Astros Team Logo Framed Photo