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Astros Rumors: Dusty Baker, Buck Showalter Interested in Replacing AJ Hinch

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The Houston Astros may be reeling from punishments stemming from MLB's sign-stealing investigation, but there are reportedly multiple former managers who would like an opportunity to lead the team in the near future.

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Dusty Baker, John Gibbons and Buck Showalter are "available and interested in the position."

The managing spot is open because AJ Hinch was fired after the punishments were handed down. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow, who was also fired, were suspended one year as part of the punishments that included a $5 million fine and the stripping of the team's first- and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts.