Cleveland's second half slide cost Manny Acta his job. The Indians announced that they've dismissed Acta and replaced him with Sandy Alomar Jr. on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2012 season.
"Managerial changes are never easy or taken lightly, but as we approached the end of the season and turned our attention to assessing the year, we determined a change was necessary,” GM Chris Antonetti said in a statement.
The Indians have a 65-91 record, including an American League-worst 21-50 record in the second half. In three seasons under Acta, Cleveland has a 214-266 record.
The Indians will immediately start searching for a permanent replacement and Alomar will be a candidate for the full-time position. The 46-year-old former MLB star joined the Indians' coaching staff in 2010 following a 20-year playing career. The Indians announced that they aren't making further changes to the coaching staff during the season.