Astros dismiss Double-A manager Bodie

OAKLAND -- The Astros are searching for a new manager at Double-A Corpus Christi after they informed Hooks skipper Keith Bodie on Friday he wasn't coming back. Bodie spent 16 years in the Astros organization, including the last three at Corpus Christi.

The Hooks went 67-73 this season after posting the best record in the Texas League in both of his first two seasons managing the team. Corpus Christi won a franchise-record 83 games and won the first- and second-half titles in the Texas League last year, and Bodie was named Texas League Manager of the Year in 2012 after an 81-59 record.

Bodie said Astros farm director Quinton McCracken called him Friday and told him the team wasn't bringing him back.

"His reasoning was a difference of philosophy, and I just wanted to leave it at that and didn't pursue it any further," Bodie said.

Previously, Bodie spent two seasons as hitting coach at Triple-A Oklahoma City (2010-11) and hitting coach for both Corpus Christi (2009) and Class A Salem (2007-08). He served in various roles in baseball for five organizations since beginning his managerial career with Class A Auburn in 1986.

"I'm an Astro," Bodie said. "People don't realize I was here nine years previously and seven this time. I have 16 years with them. I'm an Astro from way back. I wanted to make this my last stop, and unfortunately that's not the way it worked out."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.