Former Chicago Cub, Seattle Mariner, and San Diego Padre Manager Jim Riggleman has been named interim manager. From AP-
Manny Acta is out, and Jim Riggleman is in as the Washington Nationals manager.
The Nationals made the announcement Monday morning, confirming what took place Sunday night after the team returned from a road trip. Acta was fired with a 26-61 record, the worst in the baseball, and bench coach Riggleman was chosen the interim replacement.
Riggleman has managed the Padres, Cubs and Mariners, compiling a 522-652 record over nine seasons.
Acta joins Colorado’s Clint Hurdle and Arizona’s Bob Melvin as major league managers who have been fired this season.
“We feel that the team has underacheived,” acting general manager Mike Rizzo said during a news conference. “We feel we have a better ballclub that has been shown on the field.”
LOL, underacheived? I think Mike Rizzo will be the next National employee to be looking for a new job. This team is team is horrible and other than 3B Ryan Zimmerman, has few quality ballplayers. Acta had the fourth worst winning percentage of any manager who was at the helm for at least 350 games. Considering the talent he had to deal with, Acta could have done a whole lot worse.
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