Reporting Matt Loede
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Manny Acta was fired as Indians manager last season with six games left. The firing has taken him out of the Majors for now, and back to being a part of baseball in the Dominican Republic.
The ex-manager of the Washington Nationals and Tribe, Acta has been named as the general manager of Los Tigres del Licey, one of the Dominican Republics most legendary ball clubs.
“At first I was a little difficult to accept the decision, but my wife ended up convincing me to tell me that he was very young to be sitting in the House and this led me to say yes to the current directive”, said Acta.
“I am a man of baseball, this is the work that you do and I assume this new challenge that God has placed in my career with great responsibility and why not try some things in the Tigres del Licey trekking”, explained Acta, manager of the Licey in the 2003-2004 tournament champion.
Acta will take on the responsibility of naming the next teams manager and coaching staff as the club ended in the last place in the Dominican last season.
The former Indians manager is no stranger to managing in Dominican Winter League, as he managed Las Estrellas Orientales (2002-2003), Licey through (2003-2005), leading them to victory in the 2003 Caribbean Series. Acta also managed the Dominican Republic team in the World Baseball Classic 2006.