Indians fire Manny Acta

Indians fire Manny Acta

CLEVELAND, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Manny Acta was fired Thursday as manager of the Cleveland Indians, who will turn to Sandy Alomar Jr. as interim manager, the team said.
Ubaldo Jimenez appeals suspension

Ubaldo Jimenez appeals suspension

GOODYEAR, Ariz., April 3 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is filing an appeal of a five-game suspension, Indians Manager Manny Acta said Tuesday.
Indians pick up Acta's option for 2013

Indians pick up Acta's option for 2013

CLEVELAND, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Indians announced Thursday they have picked up the option on Manager Manny Acta for the 2013 season.
Riggleman to return as Nationals' skipper

Riggleman to return as Nationals' skipper

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Jim Riggleman will be back next year as the manager of the Washington Nationals, the team announced Tuesday.
Indians 1B Branyan to open season on DL

Indians 1B Branyan to open season on DL

TEMPE, Ariz., March 28 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians first baseman Russell Branyan has landed on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his back, team officials said Sunday.
Riggleman introduced as Nationals skipper

Riggleman introduced as Nationals skipper

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals introduced Jim Riggleman as their full-time manager Thursday, taking away the interim tag he had worn since July.
Report: Riggleman to manage Nationals

Report: Riggleman to manage Nationals

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals called a news conference for Thursday amid reports they will name Jim Riggleman as the team's manager.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 3, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Carlos Zambrano worked five innings and put Chicago in front with a two-run double Friday, lifting the Cubs to a 3-1 decision over Washington.
Nationals fire Manager Manny Acta

Nationals fire Manager Manny Acta

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals, who entered baseball's All-Star break with the worst record in the major leagues, Monday fired Manager Manny Acta.

Washington pitcher Scott Olsen on DL

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals left-hander Scott Olsen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of shoulder tendinitis.

Report: Fine against Dukes being paid

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- A $500 team fine against Washington outfielder Elijah Dukes will be paid from a fundraiser by the Great Falls (Va.) Little League, The Washington Post said.
Shoulder injury sidelines Ryan Zimmerman

Shoulder injury sidelines Ryan Zimmerman

PITTSBURGH, June 12 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has a small tear in the anterior labrum of his left shoulder and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2 (14 inn.)

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Damion Easley scored on a wild pitch by Joel Hanrahan with two out in the 14th inning Thursday, giving the New York Mets a 3-2 win over Washington.

Acta will catch Bush's pitch, not Lo Duca

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush is to throw the Washington Nationals' first pitch of the season to team manager Manny Acta, instead of catcher Paul Lo Duca.

Yankees introduce Girardi as their manager

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees Thursday introduced Joe Girardi as their new manager, replacing Joe Torre.
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Manny Acta
Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta takes the field prior to the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park in Washington on April 4, 2009 in the final Spring Training game prior to opening day. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Manuel Elias Acta (born January 11, 1969, in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is the manager of the Cleveland Indians. He is a former manager of the Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball. In the Dominican Winter League, he managed the Tigres del Licey from 2002–2004, including leading them to victory at the 2003 Caribbean Series. Acta managed the Dominican Republic team at the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

Acta was signed by the Houston Astros at age 17 as a first baseman. He reached Double-A as a backup first baseman and an outfielder at age 20. Acta played baseball professionally for six seasons, all in the Astros' system, but never reached the major leagues as a player. The Astros organization would eventually send him to scouting school in Florida to utilize his analytical skills rather than his athletic talent.

In 1991, Acta became a player-coach at the A level, and soon after that quit his playing career and focused solely on coaching. He became the manager of an A-level team in 1993, and he managed in the minors through 2000. He led the Kissimmee Cobras to a Florida State League championship in 1999.

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