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Bo Porter to manage Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are expected to name Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter as their next manager.

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The Houston Astros are expected to name Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter as their next manager, reports Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter will be named to the position on Thursday morning, major-league sources say.

Porter, a former player at the major league level, is expected to remain with the Nationals through the duration of the club’s season. The 40-year-old was the Miami Marlins third base coach from 2007-09 and also coached with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 before joining the Nationals prior to last season.

Houston also interviewed Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Boston Red Sox coach Tim Bogar and the team’s interim manager Tony DeFrancesco, according to Morosi and Rosenthal. It was reported earlier this monththat former Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa met with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow to discuss the team’s managerial opening.

Friday it was reported that Martinez and Bogar were the frontrunners for the position while DeFrancesco and Porter were named as candidates.