MLB managerial changes

Updated: October 31, 2007, 3:06 AM ET
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2007 MLB MANAGER CHANGES
TEAM OLD MANAGER NEW MANAGER
Houston Astros
Astros
PHIL GARNER -- Story
Garner was fired, along with general manager Tim Purpura, with the Astros hovering near last place in the NL Central but just less than two seasons removed from leading the team to the World Series.
CECIL COOPER -- Story
Cooper received a guaranteed contract through the 2009 season, a month after he was chosen as interim manager to replace the fired Phil Garner.
Baltimore Orioles
Orioles
SAM PERLOZZO -- Story
Mired in an eight-game losing streak and in last place in the AL East, the Orioles relieved Perlozzo of his duties as the club's skipper.
DAVE TREMBLEY -- Story
The Orioles interim manager will return to lead the team in 2008 based on his success in the job since Perlozzo's firing.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirates
JIM TRACY -- Story
Tracy was ousted after two years filled with long losing streaks and little discernible progress by a team that has had 15 consecutive losing seasons, one short of the MLB record.
JOHN RUSSELL -- Story
The former third-base coach for the Pirates returns to become the team's 38th manager.
Cincinnati Reds
Reds
JERRY NARRON -- Story
Narron was fired after the Reds, who raised their payroll and expectations in the offseason, found themselves with the worst record in the majors.
DUSTY BAKER -- Story
The current ESPN analyst and former Giants and Cubs manager signed a three-year contract to try to lead the Reds back to the playoffs.
Kansas City Royals
Royals
BUDDY BELL -- Story
Saying he wanted to spend more time with his family, the Royals manager said he will resign effective at the end of the season. He'll stay with the organization in another capacity.
TREY HILLMAN -- Story
Likely a candidate to replace Joe Torre as the next manager in the Bronx, the Royals scooped up longtime Yankees minor league manager Trey Hillman.
Seattle Mariners
Mariners
MIKE HARGROVE -- Story
Saying he lost his passion to manage, Hargrove resigned from his job in a stunning development.
JOHN MCLAREN -- Story
McLaren will return for the 2008 season after finishing the 2007 season as the club's interim manager.
New York Yankees
Yankees
JOE TORRE -- Story
Joe Torre rejected a $5 million, one-year contract offer to return for a 13th season. The offer included $3 million in postseason performance-based incentives and an option for 2009 if the Yankees made the 2008 World Series.
JOE GIRARDI -- Story
The former NL Manager of the Year with the Marlins and former Yankees catcher agreed to a three-year deal to lead the Bronx Bombers.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers
GRADY LITTLE -- Story
Grady Little resigned for "personal reasons" with one year left on his deal with the Dodgers, opening the door for former Yankees manager Joe Torre to take over.
JOE TORRE -- Story
Torre became the Dodgers' eighth manager since they moved west from his hometown of Brooklyn after receiving to a $13 million, three-year contract.