Report: Francona to become manager of Indians

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Report: Francona to become manager of Indians

Terry Francona will be making his return to the dugout.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the former Red Sox manager has agreed to become the next manager of the Cleveland Indians.

Francona interviewed for the Indians managerial position earlier in the week, and was very excited after the interview.

In his eight seasons with the Red Sox, Francona led the team to a 744-552 record and 2 World Series Titles.

An announcement of the hiring is expected on Monday.

More to come...

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

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Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.