Source: Joe Espada expected to be named interim manager of the Astros during Hinch’s suspension. Espada has been Houston’s bench coach since the start of 2018.
The #Astros have not publicly spoken yet on who will fill various roles, but it would be a surprise if Joe Espada was not named the temporary manager to fill in for Hinch.
Crane on whether the Astros would hire a full-time manager by the start of Spring Training: "I don't have an answer yet, but we'll make it work."
He said they have a capable bench coach in Joe Espada, who has interviewed for several managerial positions the last few years.
Joe Espada has been the bench coach for the #Astros for the last 2 seasons... would love to see him get the job as the manager. Deserving guy, and he was not there during the 2017 season and is not tied to the scandal.
BREAKING: University of Mobile’s Joe Espada expected to be named interim manager of the Houston Astros
Coach Espada owns the schools top two single-season batting averages (.468 in 1995, .446 in 1996) He also owns the career batting average title (.442) for the Rams #NAIAMade https://t.co/3WOnRlA1es
Joe Espada is going to be the 2020 AL Manager of the Year
Joe Espada named interim manager of @astros
. Not the way he imagined he would get his first managing position. Well deserved.
Se espera que Joe Espada sea el mánager interino de los Astros de Houston. Espada en una ocasión estaba en el radar para dirigir a los Tigres del Licey.
Joe Espada sería nombrado manager interino de los #Astros tras el despido de AJ Hinch
Jim Crane and the Astros organization are likely to name bench coach Joe Espada to be the interim Manager while the team searches for a more permanent replacement. https://t.co/iNmlaYv72q
So who will the Astros hire as their head coach? Will they just promote Joe Espada?
The Houston #Astros have named bench coach Joe Espada the interim manager following the firing of AJ Hinch
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We're looking at you, Joe Espada #Astros
Hinch ya fue despedido. Joe Espada será el manager.
Joe Espada finally getting his well-deserved chance at managing a ball club. He is now the interim-manager for the Astros.
Possible Cora and Hinch replacements:
After finishing second for both the Cubs and Giants managerial positions, Joe Espada takes over as the Astros new manager. That's really an O. Henry turn of getting what you wish for but you know, not.
Astros fire General Manager Jeff Lunhow & Manager AJ Hinch bench coach Joe Espada takes over as interim Manager in Houston
Joe Espada, worst 3b coach in NYY history, new astros manager — nice
Would think Joe Espada is well regarded in Houston and may get the interim tag removed...