HOUSTON (AP) - The Astros will shuffle their coaching staff next
season under new manager Cecil Cooper, with Jackie Moore moving up
from Triple-A to become Houston's new bench coach.
Moore will be promoted from managing at Round Rock. He will
replace Mark Bailey, who was Houston's bullpen coach before Cooper
took over when Phil Garner was fired August 27th.
Dewey Robinson, the Astros' director of pitching development,
will take over as pitching coach. He'll replace Dave Wallace, who
will work for the Astros in a different capacity.
Third base Doug Mansolino will leave the Astros and senior
director of player personnel Paul Ricciarini will "assume
different responsibilities" within the organization.
The Astros and Atlanta Braves put the finishing touches on the 2007 season with a game in Houston. The Astros beat the Braves 3-0 as Craig Biggio played his final game in the majors. The 41-year old, who played his entire 20-season career with Houston, became the 27th player to reach 3,000 career hits on June 28th.