'It's time': Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona again appears to tease potential retirement

Sep 07, 2023 439

BY: Tyler Carey

It is looking increasingly likely that the 2023 season will be Terry Francona's last as manager of the Guardians. For the better part of the last two weeks, Cleveland's longtime skipper has alluded to his potential retirement, owing to his age and continued health struggles. Speaking to SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio on Tuesday, the 64-year-old did not explicitly say he would be stepping down, but came about as close as he could without actually doing it.

"It's time," Francona admitted, "and my body's telling me that, my head's telling me that, and I don't want to stay on for the wrong reasons." "Tito" is both Cleveland's longest-tenured and winningest manager, leading the team to 911 victories and six playoff appearances over 11 years including an American League pennant in 2016. 

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SOURCE: https://www.wkyc.com

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