Terry Francona, Former Boston Red Sox Manager, Plans To Return As Manager Of The Cleveland Guardians In 2022 Despite Health Issues (Report)
Former Red Sox executive Terry Francona plans to head the Cleveland Guardians once again in 2022, he informed The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy. Francona resigned from the training bench for health factors in the last 2 seasons.
Francona, who will turn 63 in April, handled intestinal issues in 2020 and with a staph infection in the toe in 2021. He handled simply 14 video games in the pandemic-shortened season in 2015, then retired from the team on July 29 this season. According to Shaughnessy, Francona is now without crutches and feeling all right to be able to cope in 2022. This choice was made in partnership with Cleveland’s President for Baseball Operations, Chris Antonetti.
“I stated to Chris in August: ‘Hey, appearance, as quickly as you seem like you need to proceed, you will never ever hear a peep from me once again,'” Francona stated to Shaughnessy. “‘I get it. Don’t let our relationship obstruct, it’s unfair to you.’ He stated, ‘As long as you’re alright, we desire you to come back.’ “
The 2022 season will be Francona’s tenth year as a manager in Cleveland, which suggests he’s existed longer than in Boston (8 years from 2004 to 2011). The Red Sox and the Guardians will satisfy two times in 2022. Boston is checking out Cleveland June 24-26 and the Guardians are checking out Fenway Park July 25-28.
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