The Houston Astros have fired manager Brad Mills, as well as first base coach Bobby Meacham and hitting coach Mike Barnett, the team announced on Saturday night following a 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
From Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, Mills had this to say following his firing.
"I tried to do the best job I could."
"I appreciate our fans, I appreciate the players and I wish the best for this organization."
The Astros currently have the worst record in baseball at 39-82, a year after earning the same honor in 2011 (56-106). Mills was hired prior to the 2010 season and now joins Jimy Williams, Phil Garner and Cecil Cooper as the past four managers for the Astros all being fired mid-season.
Under new owner Jim Crane and new GM Jeff Luhnow, the Astros had been moving forward under a massive rebuild that included trading multiple assets prior to the trade deadline. The Astros are just 7-35 in the months of July and August, including hitting just .111 in the month of July.
The Astros have fought to be relatively decent at home (27-33), but have been dismal on the road, winning just 12 games away from home so far this season.
No announcement on who replaces Mills has been made.