Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has decided to step away from the game for the remainder of the season due to concerns about his health. ESPN’s Jeff Passan posted the news on Twitter.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona is stepping aside for the remainder of the season for health reasons. DeMarlo Hale will take over managing Cleveland.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 29, 2021
Francona has had health issues in the past, including blod clots, a pulmonary embolism and an irregular heartbeat.
Cleveland is 50-49 currently, which is good enough for second place in the American League Central.
Francona, 62, has managed the Phillies, Red Sox and Indians in his career. He has two World Series wins with the Red Sox. Over his career, he has a 1,752-1,483 record.
Bench coach DeMarlo Hale will take over for the rest of the season.
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