General manager Jeff Luhnow named Tom Lawless as the interim
manager for the remainder of the 2014 season. Luhnow also fired
bench coach Dave Trembley.
"This was not an easy decision to make. We wish Bo nothing but the
best in the future," Astros owner Jim Crane said in a statement.
"Jeff has my full support moving forward. Our goal to bring a
championship to Houston remains."
Porter, 42, had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013
season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012, while
serving as third base coach for the Washington Nationals. He
compiled a 110-190 record (.367 winning percentage) in parts of two
seasons as Astros manager.
Adam Everett will join the coaching staff, replacing Trembley as
bench coach. The remaining coaches will continue in their current
---The Seattle Mariners' suspended catcher Jesus Montero for the
remainder of the season following an altercation with a team scout
Montero was on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett when he
went after a cross-checker scout with a bat during Thursday's game
when the scout heckled him.
Montero went into the stands with a bat after the scout ordered him
to hustle off the field in Spanish and had an ice cream sandwich
sent to him in the dugout.
---The Philadelphia Phillies traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to
the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league third baseman
The trade was made before Sunday's midnight waiver trade deadline
Mayberry, 30, batted .213 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 63 games
(29 starts) for the Phillies this season and had recently been on a
rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley for left wrist
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---St. Louis Cardinals right hander Michael Wacha threw 34 pitches
in a rehab game Sunday night for Double-A Springfield at Tulsa. He
allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout.
Cardinals right hander Jason Motte pitched the eighth inning of that game
and threw 12 pitches in a 1-2-3 inning. The organization hasn't decided
the next step for either pitcher yet.
---The Cleveland Indians activated designated hitter Jason Giambi off
the disabled list. The 43-year-old Giambi had been on the DL since June
12 with an inflamed knee.
He also has missed time this season because of a broken rib and strained
In 47 at-bats this year, Giambi is hitting .128 with two home runs and
---With rosters eligible to be expanded up to 40 players as of Sept. 1,
Miami activated LHP Dan Jennings and RHP Carter Capps off the disabled
Capps, who has hit 100 mph with his fastball, has a 4.78 ERA in 96
career innings in the majors, including 3.00 in nine innings this
Capps, 24, hasn't pitched in the majors since May 25.
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