The Cleveland Indians are hoping veteran manager Terry Francona will return and reprise his role as captain for the 2022 Major League Baseball season.
“We continue to think about 2022 with Tito as our manager… If at some point that changes, we will have to rethink things. But we have no reason to think that will be the case, ”team president Chris Antonetti said Saturday, according to Zack Meisel of The Athletic.
The 62-year-old Francona has been out of the team since late July due to health problems. In the 2020 campaign shortened by the pandemic, gastrointestinal issues kept the captain at 14 games.
Francona is one of the most famous active managers. He has won two World Series championships, including the curse-breaking title of the Boston Red Sox in 2004. Francona is also twice honored as Manager of the Year, most recently winning in 2016 while leading Cleveland to a 94 season. victories and the World Series, in which they lost in 7 games to the Chicago Cubs. (Fielding)