The Indians have dismissed manager Manny Acta, according to a press release issued on Thursday:
“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 Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Antonetti. “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 had a 214-266 (.446) record since joining the team in October 2009. He came in fourth place in AL Manager of the Year voting in 2011. Prior to joining the Indians, he managed the Nationals from 2007 to 2009. The team announced that Sandy Alomar, who served as the team's bench coach in 2011, would be the team's interim manager for the final six games of the season. The team's search for a new manager will begin immediately, and Alomar will be a candidate. The team is currently in fourth place in the AL Central with a 65-91 record.