third base coach Dave Clark, who was a star at Shannon High school.
But general manager Ed Wade has invited manager
Brad Mills and all of the Astros’ coaches back for 2012.
“It’s a work in progress, and it’s going to continue to be a work in progress,” Mills said after his team lost 8-0 to St. Louis on Wednesday night.
Houston finished the year 56-106, the first time the franchise had lost more than 97 games in a season.
Clark, 49, served as interim manager of the Astros at the end of the 2009 season.