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Sport Report: Former Astros star Brad Ausmus to interview for vacant manager position

21:50  24 january  2020
21:50  24 january  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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As the Houston Astros attempt to salvage a sense of respectability in the wake of their sign-stealing scandal, they will reportedly interview a former star, Brad Ausmus, to become the next manager.

Brad Ausmus wearing a red hat talking on a cell phone© Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston broke the news of this impending interview:

Ausmus, of course, spent last season managing the Los Angeles Angels, and prior to that he was the manager of the Detroit Tigers from 2014-17.

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The Astros recently fired former manager A.J. Hinch and former general manager Jeff Luhnow after being handed down discipline from MLB after it concluded its investigation into the sign-stealing allegations.

An 18-year MLB veteran before his coaching career, Ausmus, 50, is well respected across MLB and could potentially help the team regain some much-needed positive momentum.

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