The Houston Astros have hired Dave Trembley away from the Atlanta Braves to reportedly serve as the bench coach on manager Bo Porter's staff.
The Houston Astros have hired Dave Trembley to join Bo Porter's staff, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. O'Brien notes that Trembley will possibly serve as the Astros' bench coach.
Trembley previous held the position of minor league fielding coordinator for the Atlanta Braves. Before that, he managed the Baltimore Orioles to a 187-283 record in parts of four seasons. He took over the team in 2007 and led a bad team to a 40-53 record to finish the season, which earned him a contract for the next season. Things went downhill quickly after that, and although Trembley was allowed to stick around for a few years, he was eventually replaced by Juan Samuel in June of 2010.
Although his tenure in Baltimore was poor, Trembley still accomplished a rare feat in becoming one of just eight people in history to become a big-league manager without ever playing professional baseball at any level.