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Henry 10-25-2009 09:50 PM

Manny Acta Contract?
The Cleveland Indians have hired Manny Acta as their manager. I rememner Manny Acta being fired by the Washington Nationals in July.
The Indians chose him over Bobby Valentine and Torey Lovullo. According to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, the length of the Astros’ offer to Acta became a major hang up on Saturday night.
What are the details of his new contract?

Baby 10-25-2009 09:51 PM

According to sources close to the negotiations, Acta passed on the Astros' offer of a two-year deal plus a one-year option in favor of Cleveland's three-year deal with a one-year option for 2013. Acta said he wouldn't comment on contract negotiations.

Manny Acta signed a three-year contract with a club option for 2013, team spokesman Bart Swain said Sunday. Additional terms were not disclosed.

"After speaking with an impressive array of candidates, we feel that Manny is a very strong and experienced leader who possesses great energy and enthusiasm along with tremendous communication skills and a positive mindset," Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said in a statement.

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