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Salazar 'a lot closer' to last year's form, Francona says

The Cleveland Indians have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this month, but manager Terry Francona is banking on a solid start from Danny Salazar to help make his club's funk short-lived. Salazar makes his first appearance in the majors in more than two months as he faces the Minnesota Twins on the road Tuesday night. The Indians (50-49) returned from the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three out of four in Motown gives Tribe momentum, but concerns remain

 DETROIT -- After losing 5-1 to the Tigers on Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona was not in much of a mood to look back and reflect on taking three of four in Detroit. With seven games remaining on what is shaping up as the most important road trip of the season.  Going into the series, most people would have been happy if the Indians did not lose ground in the division. Instead...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona expresses pride of seeing Brantley at All-Star Game

DETROIT -- While a lot of the focus during the All-Star Game was on Derek Jeter, the highlight for Indians manager Terry Francona was getting to see Michael Brantley make his first appearance. Francona said during Monday's workout he was going to talk with Brantley out in center field until he realized that Brantley was actually taking fly balls. "So I went out and stood...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath of the Carlos Santana Experiment

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona had this to say before Wednesday’s home game against the New York Yankees: “Early in the year, there’s always some inconsistencies that take a while to kind of play themselves out. That’s just the way a year is. It happens with every team. Then, once guys get settled in and […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona on potential LeBron return: "It would be really cool."

CLEVELAND -- Everyone in Northeast Ohio has an opinion on a possible LeBron James return to Cleveland including Indians manager Terry Francona. "It would be really cool. Just because I am enjoying being entrenched here, I would love it. I would plan my trips back to Cleveland a little more frequent (during the offseason)," Francona said on Wednesday before the Tribe took...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Indians turn triple play against Dodgers

Your browser does not support iframes. The Cleveland Indians (40-43) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (48-38) 10-3 on Tuesday, and turned a 7-2-4 triple play in the fourth inning. With Adrian Gonzalez at the plate and Dee Gordon at third base and Yasiel Puig at first base, Gonzalez hit a shallow fly ball that was caught by left fielder Michael Brantley.  Brantley fired home to attempt...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona: ‘I’ll Always Have Great Memories’ Of Managing Red Sox

Terry Francona will never be viewed as just another manager upon returning to Fenway Park. It’s possible he’ll never feel like one, either. Francona is back at Fenway this week as his Cleveland Indians visit the Boston Red Sox for four games. It isn’t Francona’s first trip back to the place he called home for eight seasons from 2004 through 2011, but the two-time World Series...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians stocked with early draft picks

CLEVELAND -- In 1977, the 38th overall pick in the MLB Draft asked for $40,000 to forgo college for pro ball. The Cubs last offer was $19,000 so Terry Francona ended up going to the University of Arizona and was a first-round pick by Montreal three years later and signed for $100,000. If anyone can speak about the evolution of the draft over the years it is Francona. Besides being...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rally Squirrel has Tito Francona reminiscing about chicken

If you thought the squirrel epidemic that's currently spreading throughout Major League Baseball was weird, Terry Francona has news for you. The Rally Squirrel, who visited Progressive Field on Monday night, had the Indians clubhouse buzzing on Tuesday with stories of wildlife encounters on the baseball diamond. Naturally, Tito's tale tops them all. "I remember it was...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels name Francona's son to scouting post

The Angels announced Monday that they have named Nick Francona coordinator of major league player information and promoted Jeremy Zoll to coordinator of advance scouting. Francona, 28, the son of Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona, was a left-handed pitcher at the University of Pennsylvania, but after graduation he gave up pitching to join the Marine Corps, leading a scout...
Via Fox Sports West
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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