Latest Terry Francona News

LEADING OFF: La Russa & Baker, Red Sox vs Rays as ALDS begin

Oct. 07, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ THAT '70s SHOW Two septuagenarians will be on the bench when Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa and the Chicago White Sox face the Houston Astros and skipper Dusty Baker...

Indians' Francona confident he'll return as manager in 2022

Oct. 06, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is confident he'll return next season after missing most of the past two because of serious health issues. Francona was forced to step away from the club in late July to undergo hip replacement surgery as well as a...

Indians leave name behind as injury-riddled season ends

Oct. 04, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The storybook ending wasn't in the cards. The Indians finished more than 100 years of being called the Indians without another championship. The Cleveland Guardians inherit baseball's longest current World Series title drought — 73 seasons and...

Red Sox lose to Orioles again, tied for second AL wild card

Sep. 30, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles are making friends in Seattle, Toronto and New York. The last-place Orioles dealt the Boston Red Sox another blow in their postseason push, with Ryan Mountcastle hitting a three-run homer in the third inning of Baltimore's 6-2 win...

Last hurrah: Indians win final home game before name change

Sep. 27, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As they've done in countless ninth innings over decades, fans in Progressive Field stood to cheer during the final three outs. It was different Monday. They chanted “Let's Go Indians!" One last time. The...

Morgan allows 1 hit in 6 innings, Indians beat White Sox 6-0

Sep. 25, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eli Morgan allowed one hit in six innings and José Ramirez drove in three runs, powering the Cleveland Indians to a 6-0 victory over the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Chicago remained four games behind AL West leader Houston...

LEADING OFF: Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Cole ailing

Sep. 08, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ COOPERSTOWN CALLING Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and the late Marvin Miller will be enshrined at the Hall of Fame, a year after the induction ceremonies were called...

Gant wins, Rooker homers as Twins blank Indians 3-0

Sep. 07, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Twins' expectant fathers delivered. Hours after manager Rocco Baldelli's wife gave birth, Brent Rooker homered as he awaits a call from home for an arriving baby and Minnesota beat Cleveland 3-0 on Tuesday night, spoiling Indians starter...

Indians manager Terry Francona resting after toe surgery

Sep. 07, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manger Terry Francona is resting comfortably after undergoing toe surgery, his second operation since stepping aside for the season in July. Francona, who had hip replacement surgery in August, had the procedure Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic....

Indians manager Francona to have toe surgery Tuesday

Sep. 06, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will undergo surgery on his left big toe on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic. The 62-year-old Francona stepped down for the season July 29 and had hip replacement surgery a few days later. He has been doing rehab work...