Latest Terry Francona News

Guardians new manager Vogt rounds out staff, brings back long-time coaches Alomar Jr. and Willis

Nov. 27, 2023 19:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Guardians manager Stephen Vogt rounded out his first staff, retaining Sandy Alomar Jr. and Carl Willis — two long-tenured coaches under former manager Terry Francona. Vogt was hired this month by Cleveland despite not having any managing experience....

Baltimore's Brandon Hyde, Miami's Skip Schumaker win Manager of the Year honors

Nov. 14, 2023 21:13 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brandon Hyde’s journey from the depths of a Baltimore rebuild to AL Manager of the Year required quite a bit of fortitude. When asked what quality was most important to that rise, he was candid. “I want to say patience, but I think I was guilty a...

DeMarlo Hale hired as Blue Jays' associate manager under Schneider

Nov. 13, 2023 15:41 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — DeMarlo Hale was hired by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday as associate manager under John Schneider after three seasons as Terry Francona's bench coach in Cleveland. The 62-year-old Chicago native was Toronto's bench coach from 2013-18, became an Atlanta minor league...

New Guardians manager Stephen Vogt grateful to land 'dream' job, not trying to replace Francona

Nov. 10, 2023 18:25 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Through the ups and downs of Stephen Vogt's playing career — the minor league demotions, two All-Star selections, injuries and too many moves to remember — he never lost sight of his goal to one day become a manager. For the kid who had a bat tucked into his...

Guardians hire former All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt as their new manager, gets 3-year contract

Nov. 06, 2023 17:58 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Guardians replaced the winningest manager in club history with one who has never filled out a lineup card. After an extensive search that began with over 45 candidates, Cleveland chose Stephen Vogt, a journeyman catcher with no managerial experience, to take...

Cleveland Guardians interview Brewers manager Craig Counsell for open job, AP source says

Oct. 30, 2023 20:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Craig Counsell's place in Cleveland baseball history is as World Series villain. He could become something more appealing. Counsell, who has led the Milwaukee Brewers to the playoffs five times in the past six seasons, met Monday with the Guardians...

Mariners coach Stephen Vogt to have second interview for Guardians manager's job, AP source says

Oct. 23, 2023 17:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Vogt homered in his final at-bat as a major league player. He could be ready to take another big swing. A former journeyman catcher now on Seattle's coaching staff, Vogt is scheduled to have his second interview with the Cleveland Guardians...

Rays manager Kevin Cash tries to end speculation he'll replace Terry Francona as Cleveland manager

Oct. 09, 2023 14:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash tried to end speculation about replacing his friend Terry Francona as the manager of the Cleveland Guardians. “I'm very happy here," Cash said Monday at the season wrap-up press conference. "I'm under contract here and...

Terry Francona steps away as Guardians manager, will assume future role with club after 11-year run

Oct. 03, 2023 18:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one of the few times in his life, Terry Francona won't have to follow a strict daily schedule. He's got freedom and flexibility. He'll no longer have to rush to Progressive Field early in the morning to review scouting reports. There's no required pregame media...

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians steps away as manager after 23 seasons, two World Series titles in Boston

Oct. 03, 2023 14:13 PM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians steps away as manager after 23 seasons, two World Series titles in Boston.