The Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates have said publicly in recent days that their managers will return next season.
The Cleveland Indians haven’t made the same pronouncement about manager Manny Acta.
Asked this week if he had any update concerning Acta’s status with the club, Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said, “We all remained focused on trying to get the most out of the last few days of the season.”
The Indians actually have done a decent job of that lately, knocking the White Sox out of first place in the American League Central with a series win in Chicago this week.
Acta is under contract for next season, but the Indians have faded after the All-Star break for a second straight year. Their 21-50 record in the second half is the worst in the American League.
— Jon Paul Morosi