Astros fire Porter; Lawless named interim

Astros fire Porter; Lawless named interim
September 1, 2014, 11:15 am
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CSNHouston Staff

Bo Porter is out as Astros manager. The team fired him on Monday.

Porter, 42, took over as Astros manager at the start of the 2013 season but is gone with 24 games left to play in 2014.

Bench coach Dave Trembley has also been let go.

In a release from the team, the Astros say the search for Porter's replacement will begin immediately. In in interim, Tom Lawless will act as manager for the rest of the season and Adam Everett will join the staff to replace Trembley.

Under Porter, the Astros compiled a 110-190 record, but have been considerably better in 2014.

Here is a full statement from Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow:

“Earlier today, I informed Bo Porter that he would no longer be our manager and told Dave Trembley that he would not complete the season as our bench coach.

“Bo’s passion and energy are unparalleled, and his desire to win unquestioned. This decision was not made because of our current level of competitiveness in the Major Leagues. I recognize that our win-loss record is largely a product of an organizational strategy for which I am responsible. Rather, I made this decision because I believe we need a new direction in our clubhouse.

“What we will seek going forward is a consistent and united message throughout the entire organization. It is essential that as an organization we create an atmosphere at the Major League level where our young players can come up and continue to develop and succeed. Ultimately, I am responsible for creating that culture, and I will do everything in my power to do so—even when it means making difficult moves like the one we made today.

“Moving forward, I am optimistic about the direction of our team. Our young core continues to progress, and I believe wholeheartedly that our plan—while at times challenging—is working and will bring a consistent winner to Houston in the very near future.

“We wish Bo and his family well, and feel he will be successful in future endeavors.”

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