The Cleveland Indians, who are 65-91 this season, decided to fire manager Manny Acta today. Former catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. will be the team's interim manager for the reminder of the season.
Major League sources close to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports say that the Indians are considering Terry Francona for the position. Actually, it appears that Francona has had preliminary contact with the Indians. Alomar will also be considered for the position.
Rosenthal adds though, that the Indians would have to offer Francona a substantial sum of money “to persuade him to leave his job as an analyst for ESPN.” The 53-year old Francona led the Red Sox to two World Series before being fired after the 2011 season.