CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians have fired manager Manny Acta and have named Sandy Alomar as the interim manager for the final six games of 2012.
The rest of the coaching staff will remain intact through the end of the season.
“The Cleveland Indians would like to thank Manny Acta for everything he has done for the organization in his three seasons as our Manager,” said Cleveland Indians GM Chris Antonetti in a news release. “Manny’s passion for the game, positive attitude and tremendous knowledge of baseball helped guide us to a number of high points during his tenure. Managerial changes are never easy or taken lightly, but as we approached the end of the season and turned our attention to assessing the year, we determined a change was necessary.”
Acta compiled a record of 214-266 (.446) over his three seasons after being named the 40th manager in franchise history on Oct. 25, 2009.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Alomar, 46, has been a member of the Indians’ coaching staff since 2010, serving as Bench Coach in 2011.
The 2009 Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame inductee will manage the final six games of the 2012 season and will also be a candidate for the position during a search process that will begin immediately.