Sources: Astros looking at 3 candidates for coach

BY Ken Rosenthal • October 26, 2009

The three, major-league sources say, are Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills, former Astros manager Phil Garner and Dave Clark, who replaced Cecil Cooper as manager on Sept. 21.

One source suggested that Mills would be the choice, saying it would be "a surprise" if the Astros went back to Garner. A second source, however, said that Clark remains under consideration.

Acta, the former Nationals' manager, rejected an offer from the Astros, his original organization, to accept a three-year contract with the Indians on Sunday.

The Astros would like to reach a decision before the start of the World Series on Wednesday, but their search remains a "work in progress," one source said. The team might even consider candidates other than Mills, Garner and Clark.

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