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Astros Get Update on Joe Espada's Future in Houston

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Houston Astros have received an update on bench coach Joe Espada's future with the team.
The Houston Astros have received an update on bench coach Joe Espada's future with the team. / (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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The Houston Astros' coaching staff was at risk of a big shakeup during their World Series run. Bench coach Joe Espada interviewed for several managerial openings around the majors, though he ultimately missed out on a promotion during this hiring cycle.

Now Houston has received an update on Espada's future with the team.

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports Espada is returning to the Astros for the 2023 season. His contract expired after the World Series, but he's signing a new deal to stick around.

It's no surprise to see Espada running it back in Houston after he missed out on a manager job. He is a valuable member of Dusty Baker's staff, and with Baker also returning for 2023, a reunion made sense for both parties.

Espada was originally hired by the Astros after their World Series in 2017. He's been a key part of five straight playoff appearances, including the championship win earlier this month.

The 47-year-old will now have to wait until next offseason to vie for a managerial gig. He'll likely be one of the top candidates once again, especially if Houston's postseason success continues in 2023.

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