Manny Acta has been fired as the manager of the Washington Nationals.
"I thank the Nationals for giving me this opportunity and I'm sorry that things didn't work out as expected. It's normal for the manager to pay the price when the team is not doing well," Acta said.
Bench coach Jim Riggleman will be named the Nationals' new manager at an 11:30 a.m. ET news conference at Nationals Park, according to the Washington Times.
More to come on this story.