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Manuel Elias Acta…resides in Madeira Beach, Florida, with wife Cindy…has two children: Jennifer and Leslie…graduated from San Esteban Episcopal School in San Pedro de Macoris…earned US Citizenship in 1999 (holds dual citizenship in US and Dominican Republic)…founded the impACTA Kids Foundation in November, 2007 which focuses on providing opportunities for children in the US and Dominican Republic by emphasizing the importance of education, health and athletics... inducted into Florida State League Hall of Fame Nov. 15, 2017.


In fourth season with the Mariners, and his second as bench coach... spent 2016-17 as third base coach...2019 is his 15th season as a big league coach or manager... also responsible for defensive infield positioning...worked as an analyst for ESPN and ESPN Deportes 2013- 2015…Cleveland Indians manager from 2010-12, compiling a 215-266 mark…team improved from 69 wins to 80 wins in his second season despite having 11 different players make their MLB debuts...was manager of Washington Nationals for two-and-a-half seasons 2007- July, 2009...second manager in WASH franchise history (following Frank Robinson)...was 37 years old when hired, youngest manager in Majors...finished 6th in NL Manager of the Year voting his first season...prior to joining Nationals was New York Mets third base coach for two seasons (2005-2006)... began big league coaching career as Montreal Expos third base coach in 2002, a position he held through 2004...was a coach or manager in the Houston Astros minor league system for 10 seasons from 1992-2001...began managing career with four seasons (1993-96) in Auburn, compiling a 152-150 mark...moved to Quad City in 1997...spent three seasons (1998-2000) in Kissimmee, posting a 208-207 mark and winning a FSL title in 1999; was named FSL Manager of the Year in 1999...spent 2001 season as a coach at AAA New Orleans...has managed in the Dominican Winter League, and is currently GM of Licey.


Career spanned six seasons in the Houston Astros organization after being signed as an undrafted free agent season was in 1988 with A Osceola in the Florida State League.

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