HOUSTON – Joe Espada was hired to be the Houston Astros new team manager on Monday.
Astros General Manager Dana Brown made the announcement during a news conference.
Espada was the bench coach and would be replacing Dusty Baker, who retired this year. Espada has been with the Astros since the 2018 season.
“We came up with the right man for the job. You know, our fans deserve it. We appreciate that. I was looking for certain attributes in this job. I was looking for someone with leadership skills, someone who could communicate, someone who would collaborate, and ultimately, someone who was humble,” Brown said.
KPRC 2′s Randy McIlvoy shared his thoughts on Sunday about the decision.
“Joe Espada hiring probably should have already happened but process had to play out. He’s more than ready, knows this clubhouse, and is respected by the players and staff. It will be a seamless transition,” he wrote on X.
Joe Espada hiring probably should have already happened but process had to play out. He's more than ready, knows this clubhouse, & is respected by the players and staff. It will be a seamless transition. @BNightengale first reported . 11am news conference Mon. at MMP #Astros— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) November 12, 2023
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