Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona revealed Wednesday he underwent multiple surgeries over the last few months, which cost him most of the shortened 2020 season.
Francona only managed 14 games for the Indians before Sandy Alomar Jr. took over. The Indians made the playoffs but were eliminated in the American League Wild Card round by the New York Yankees.
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The details behind Francona’s absence weren’t fully explained until he spoke to reporters this week. He said he was in intensive care at the Cleveland Clinic while the Indians were making a run.
“It was kind of a rough time,” the 61-year-old said. “For a couple weeks, there I was not just away from the game, I was away from everything. It was getting a little hairy there.”
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