CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is resting comfortably after undergoing toe surgery, his second operation since stepping aside for the season in July. The 62-year-old Francona hobbled around in a walking boot for months before deciding to leave the team to address his medical issues.
When he got checked out at the Cleveland Clinic, docs discovered the staph infection in his toe. Tito says he spent 10 days in the hospital while battling the infection and will now start the season with his foot in a boot.
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Bench coach DeMarlo Hale will take over the managerial duties for the club. Francona has managed a total of 1,226 games for the Indians, winning 693 of them since taking the position in ’13.
For the second year in a row, Cleveland’s baseball team will finish the season without manager Terry Francona. The 62-year-old had hip surgery Monday, the latest in a series of lingering health issues.
It was a staph infection and Francona needed surgery to remove part of the bone in his toe. He went through spring training and the first four months of the season with his left foot in a walk boot before the pain and discomfort in his foot and hip became too much.
He underwent hip replacement surgery in August and had surgery on his left big toe in September. When Francona was with the team, his leg was in a walking boot due to his toe. With Francona out, bench coach DeMarlo Hale has managed the club. Hale has gone 21-25 since taking over in July.
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Terrence Jon Francona (born April 22, 1959), nicknamed “Tito”, is the manager of the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he was the manager of the Boston Red Sox, whom he led to two World Series titles, ending the franchise’s 86-year championship drought.