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Former Iowa Hawkeye Porter named new manager of MLB's Astros

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Jeff Johnson

Former University of Iowa football and baseball player Bo Porter has been named the new manager of the Houston Astros, the club announced Thursday.

Porter, 42, has been the third-base coach for the Washington Nationals. He also had coaching stints with the Florida Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Porter was a 40th-round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs in 1993 and had short playing stints with the Cubs, Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. He was a .214 career hitter in 89 MLB games.

Porter played outfield for the Iowa baseball team and defensive back for the Iowa football team from 1990-94.

 

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