Francona finalizes Indians coaching staff
New Indians manager Terry Francona is keeping Sandy Alomar as
his bench coach.
Francona was chosen over Alomar to replace Manny Acta as
Cleveland’s manager after the Indians . Alomar spent last season as
the Indians bench coach before being named interim manager for the
final six games after Acta was fired. Alomar could be a candidate
for other managerial openings, but for now he will be Francona’s
top coach. Next season will be Alomar’s fourth on Cleveland’s
Francona also hired former Houston manager Brad Mills as his
third base coach. They previously worked together in Philadelphia
and Boston, and Francona and Mills were teammates with Montreal.
Mills managed the Astros for three seasons.
Mike Sarbaugh will coach first base for the Indians. He managed
Triple-A Columbus the past three years.