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Indians Hire Manny Acta As New Manager

Last updated on Monday, October 26, 2009

(CLEVELAND, OH) - The Cleveland Indians have hired Manny Acta as their new manager.

Acta signed a three-year contract with a team option for 2013.

The 40-year-old's only previous managerial experience was his 2 1/2 years with the Washington Nationals, where he wend 158 and 252.

He was fired by the Nationals last July.

The Indians had also interviewed former Mets and Rangers manager Bobby Valentine and the organization's triple-A manager Torey Lovullo.

Acta replaces Eric Wedge, who was fired at the end of the regular season.

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