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Astros Extend Cooper

The Astros have exercised manager Cecil Cooper's option for the 2010 season, Ken Rosenthal is reporting. Despite a 3-7 start, the Astros feel that Cooper has turned this team around after posting one of the best records in the second half last season. Cooper has a 104-98 record since taking over as the Astros manager, and put up 86 wins last season.

"I appreciate their confidence in me," Cooper said "I do believe we are better and we will continue to get better. We've got some terrific young players coming up and I'm excited to be a part of that next year."

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.