Source: Former Tigers and Angels manager Brad Ausmus is among the candidates to become the Astros’ next manager. Ausmus, who played 10 years for the Astros as catcher, is in Houston to interview for the job.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 24, 2020
Ausmus, 50, managed one year with the Angels in 2019, and the team went 72-90. He was fired by the Angels after an abysmal campaign, and the team went on to hire Joe Maddon. He previously managed four years with the Detroit Tigers.
Ausmus was suspended for a game concerning the Jake Marisnick-Jonathan Lucroy brouhaha after Noe Ramirez retaliated by hitting Marisnick with a pitch.
Ausmus had previously called for Marisnick to be suspended, much to the annoyance of Astros fans.
#Angels manager Brad Ausmus said he hopes MLB takes a look at the collision and considers a suspension of Jake Marisnick— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 7, 2019
We’ll see how the dynamic plays out behind manager, team, and fans if the Astros do indeed decide to hire Ausmus.