Astros Closer Ken Giles Sent To Minors After Cursing At His Manager

July 11, 2018 at 4:02 pm by Terez in Ken Giles, MLB

The Houston Astros won Tuesday’s game against the A’s but it wasn’t all smiles for the AL West leaders. Before that crazy 11th-inning comeback, closer Ken Giles allowed three runs without recording an out in the ninth inning. When manager A.J. Hinch went to the mound to pull Giles from the game, the struggling closer cursed at Hinch before leaving the field. Come Wednesday, Giles was no longer on the big-league club. The Astros announced that they had optioned Giles down to Triple-A Fresno. – TO