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Guardians manager Terry Francona implies he will retire following the 2023 season: 'It's time'

Sep 5, 2023

One of the best MLB managers in recent memory is likely hanging up his cleats. Cleveland Guardians skipper Terry Francona implied he would retire at the end of the 2023 MLB season, according to MLB Network Radio.

Francona didn't officially say, "I'm retiring," but he made his intentions pretty obvious, stating, "I've been pretty clear with the guys that I've worked for and told them to start preparing 'cause it's time."

That sounds pretty definitive. Once the 2023 season ends, Francona seems likely to retire. If this is it for him, it has been a heckuva run. After posting middling records with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1997 to 2000, Francona was hired by the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and led the team to its first World Series title since 1918. Francona spent eight seasons in Boston, putting up a 744-522 record. He led the team to another World Series win in 2007 and left the Red Sox after the 2011 season, saying the team needed "a new voice."

Source: Yahoo Sports

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