Astros Managerial Candidate: Houston Interviews Nationals' Bo Porter

On Thursday, the Houston Astros brought in Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter to interview for their vacant managerial job. The Houston native came into town since the Nationals had an off day, but the team did not specifically talk about Porter.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow would not comment on Porter being interviewed, but rather issued a generic comment about what the team is looking for in a manager:

"We're very focused on finding a candidate who shares our vision as an organization and finding a candidate who is capable of creating the kind of environment in the clubhouse that is conducive for our players to develop ... and to create that winning mindset at the major league level," Luhnow said.

Prior to working for the Nationals, Porter was the third base coach and bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010. Before that, he held the same third base coaching job with the Miami Marlins from 2007 to 09.

The one downside is that Porter's only managerial experience has come at the minor-league level.

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