Astros fire third base coach Pat Listach


Pat Listach will not be part of new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff in Houston, as the Astros informed the third base coach that he won’t be retained for next season.

Listach told Brian McTaggart of “I’m very disappointed. I understand it’s a business, but I’m disappointed.”

Listach has bounced around quite a bit over the years, spending time coaching with the Nationals and Cubs before joining the Astros this season.

As a player he won the Rookie of the Year award in 1992, but played a total of just 354 more games and was out of the majors for good at age 29.