The Astros may be headed toward their worst season ever, but management is looking to the future.

On Thursday, Owner Jim Crane and General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced a crucial new hire.

Bo Porter will become the team's next manager. 

'I am just honored,' Porter said in a phone interview.

The Washington Nationals third base coach will finish with the current playoff run, then turn his attention toward Minute Maid Park for 2013.