Astros to name Hinch as manager

The Astros have called a 5:30 p.m. CT news conference today to name A.J. Hinch as their next manager, according to a baseball source.

Hinch managed the Arizona D-backs from May 2009 until July 2010 and was the vice president of professional scouting for the Padres for four years after that, a run that ended in August. He played in the Major Leagues with the A’s, Royals, Tigers and Phillies.

Hinch, 40, graduated from Stanford, where he was a third-round pick after his junior year. He won a bronze medal with the United States at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In his Major League career, he hit .219 with 32 homers and 112 RBIs in 350 games.

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Brian, I saw this news on TV last night, I was a little let down that they did not give Lawless the job, I think he would get the team together for a winning year for the Astros, but, we will see what results Hinch will bring to a club he know little about, I know Jeff has made mistakes before when selecting a Manager !!!                       Ralph


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