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Mon, 05 Dec 2011 00:34:43 -0800
The monthlong search for a new Texas Rangers senior director of player development ended Friday, Dec. 2, when the Rangers hired former Houston Astros general manager Tim Purpura. He replaces Scott Servais, who left early last month to be an assistant GM for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 06:14:03 -0800
Former Houston Astros general manager Tim Purpura is a candidate for the Texas Rangers' farm director opening. Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine is also a candidate.
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 23:54:25 -0800
The Houston Chronicle's Jose De Jesus Ortiz reports former Houston Astros general manager Tim Purpura has accepted a job as executive vice president of Minor League Baseball. Purpura received full backing from Astros owner Drayton McLane to seek other employment. He will still be paid by the team through 2008.
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 19:30:27 -0800
Alyson Footer, of Astros.MLB.com, reports former Houston Astros general manager Tim Purpura will be named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Minor League Baseball Thursday, Dec. 6.
Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:00:01 -0700
ESPN.com reports Houston Astros general manager Tim Purpura was fired Monday, Aug. 27. Team president Tal Smith will assume his duties until a permanent replacement is found.
Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:31:41 -0700
Alyson Footer, of Houston.Astros.MLB.com, reports the Houston Astros have been active in trade talks with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, but no deals appear to be imminent, according to Astros general manager Tim Purpura. The GM said the club has both made and received trade proposals. "It's back and forth," said Purpura, who is interested in players who can help his club this year and in 2008. However, the GM also said there wasn't any urgency on the club's part to trade a particular player away. "It's a matter of what value can you get for the players you have, particularly players you have control over for more than a year," said Purpura.
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 23:14:36 -0700
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane told media on July 17 that manager Phil Garner and general manager Tim Purpura were safe and neither would be fired.
Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:32:26 -0700
The Houston Chronicle's Brian McTaggart reports Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane has expressed confidence in both manager Phil Garner and general manager Tim Purpura. "We feel quite strong in both Tim and Phil," he said. "We've put together a great group of players, and it's their responsibility to live up to expectations."
Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:23:05 -0700
Alyson Footer, of Astros.MLB.com, reports Houston Astros RP Felipe Paulino could potentially be a closer for the Astros someday. "He's not ready to close [in Houston]," Astros general manager Tim Purpura said. "But he's got a plus fastball and the makings of a couple of different breaking balls."
Mon, 19 Feb 2007 22:47:21 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Astros manager Phil Garner was absent from workouts Feb. 19, the second day in a row he has missed and one day after his lone daughter Bethany was married at nearby Walt Disney World. General manager Tim Purpura said Garner was tied up helping friends and family members leave the Orlando area and would return Feb. 20. Coach Cecil Cooper ran practice.