Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/8/12
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The Cleveland Indians announced Monday that Terry Francona has agreed to a four-year contract to be their new manager and will be introduced later in the day. It had been reported since Saturday that Francona would become the manager after interviewing for the job Friday. The team later confirmed the report and that he would be introduced at a press conference at Progressive Field. Francona will take over a club coming off a 68-94 season. "Terry Francona brings a great deal of major league managerial experience and leadership to the job," Indians general manager Chris Antonelli said in a press release. "During his career he has consistently won at a high level while transitioning young players to the big leagues and is adept at leading a clubhouse." Francona led the Boston Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007. He was let go last year after a September collapse in which the Red Sox went 7-20 down the stretch to miss out on a playoff spot. He spent this season wor...
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