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Ausmus open to Astros job after retirement

Ausmus open to Astros job after retirement

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HOUSTON -- Making his last appearance at Minute Maid Park as a player this weekend, former Astros and current Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus said he'd be open to rejoining the organization with which he played for 10 years once his playing career ends. Ausmus plans to retire at season's end.

The Astros have brought several popular players back into the organization in recent years, including Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Jose Cruz, who became special assistants to the general manager, and former pitcher Doug Brocail, who helped general manager Ed Wade this year in scouting.

"I certainly would consider it," said Ausmus, who played with the Astros from 1997-98 and 2001-07. "I played here for 10 years, and I would say my fondest memories in baseball happened in an Astros uniform."

Ausmus stopped by the Astros' clubhouse Thursday and said hello to a few familiar faces, but most of the players he shared time with in Houston, including Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt, are in different uniforms. Ausmus and Oswalt had dinner when the Dodgers were in Philadelphia last month.

"There's a handful left, but most of the core guys that were here through the playoff runs [in 2004 and 2005] are gone," he said. "When it's all over and I look back on my career, I'll consider myself an Astro. But now I'm with the Dodgers and I'm trying to beat the Astros."

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