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

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April 1, 2014 | 1:05 am

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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