Garner/Purpura Fired

UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal confirms the firing of both Garner and Purpura.  Cecil Cooper will take over for the rest of the season.

790 AM The Sports Animal is reporting that the Astros have fired manager Phil Garner and GM Tim Purpura, with a press conference coming up. 

Purpura and Garner pretty much received a vote of confidence from Drayton McLane back in May, but their tenures have come to a short end.  Purpura was hired on November 1, 2004 and Garner on the following day.  Garner had taken over from Jimy Williams as interim manager in July of that year.



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