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Indians introduce Terry Francona, working to fill coaching staff

Newly hired Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was officially introduced at a press conference Monday and will now begin working to fill in his coaching staff.

Francona says that he they will consider both everyone currently on staff with Cleveland and outside coaches to fill the positions.

The former Red Sox manager emerged as a candidate this month, competing with Sandy Alomar for the position. He said it was premature to talk about putting a staff together, but that he did reach out to Alomar specifically.

"I think, just to be completely candid, because Sandy was a candidate for the job, I reached out to him immediately. Just because I thought it was respectful and he's very aware of how I feel about him and his baseball ability. I played with Sandy in winter ball."

Francona has a career record of 1029-915 in eight years as a manager, all spent with the Boston Red Sox. The Cleveland Indians finished 2012 with a record of 68-94.

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