Former Major League Baseball manager Manny Acta joined ESPN and ESPN Deportes as an MLB analyst in 2013. Acta provides analysis for various platforms across both networks, including Baseball Tonight, Beisbol Esta Noche, SportsCenter and other studio programming. He also contributes to ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio.
Most recently, Acta served as manager of the Cleveland Indians, a position he held for three seasons. He began his big league managerial career with the Washington Nationals in 2006. Then 37, Acta was the youngest active manager in Major League Baseball.
Acta played in the Houston Astros minor league system for seven years, eventually becoming a coach in the organization in 1991. From 2002-2005, he served as third base coach of the Montreal Expos. He held the same position with the New York Mets for two seasons before joining the Nationals as manager.
In 2013, Acta was named general manager of the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Professional Baseball League. He managed the Tigres in 2003-2004, leading the club to the Caribbean World Series Championship. In 2006, he also managed the star-studded Dominican squad to a semi-final appearance in the inaugural World Baseball Classic.
In addition to his experience on the field, Acta has previously served as a Spanish-language baseball analyst for Fox Sports.