The Astros have added four new coaches to their staff under new manager A.J. Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Friday.
The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.
John Mallee, the Astros hitting coach for the last two seasons, has left the team to take over the same position for the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs announced the hiring on Thursday.
After initially being listed out of the starting lineup, Jose Altuve will indeed play as the season's final day approaches with the batting title on the line.