Yesterday, it was Jed Moyer, and today the picking apart of the Red Sox front office continues. The Houston Astros have selected Brad Mills as their new manager. The Astros have called a 3p.m. press conference with General Manager Ed Wade, Tal Smith, President, Baseball Operations and Tal Smith, President, Baseball Operations .
The 52-year-old Mills has been the bench coach for the Red Sox for the past six seasons.
The opening came after the Astros fired Cecil Cooper on Sept. 21st. The Astros finished the season 74-88.
Mills was part of a group interviewed for the position that included internal candidates Dave Clark and Al Pedrique, as well as former Milwaukee Brewers manager Ned Yost, San Diego Padres hitting coach Randy Ready, former Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin, former Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta, and former Astros manager Phil Garne, along with fellow Red Sox coach Tim Bogar.
Acta was selected on Sunday as the new manager of the Cleveland Indians. While he has since deleted the posting, shortly after Acta’s selection, former Washington Nationals GM Jim Bowden had reported via Twitter that Phil Garner was going to be announced as Cooper’s replacement.
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