At the end of the press conference announcing Bo Porter as the new manager of the Houston Astros, GM Jeff Luhnow talked about interim manager Tony DeFrancesco's role with the team moving forward.
"I can’t say enough about what Tony has done," Luhnow said. "This was a great opportunity for him. He’s going to remain with the organization. One of the reasons we brought him in when we did, we knew he was going to be with the organization, and we knew he’d be here with these young players to help us evaluate them long-term. We don’t know what capacity he'll be in next year, but we’re going to go through things top-to-bottom and figure out roles after the season."
DeFrancesco has a record of 12-23 with the Astros since taking over for Brad Mills, but has led the team to a 11-13 record in September. Houston could finish with its first .500 record in a single month since September 2010.