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Terry Francona Rumored As Possible Manager For Indians

Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona moved from the dugout to the booth this season, taking a job as an analyst for ESPN. But it's possible that the two-time World Series winner could be back in a uniform soon -- this time, in Cleveland with the Indians.

The Indians currently have a manager, Manny Acta, but with a 62-88 record entering Friday and a spot in the American League Central cellar, Acta could be on shaky ground. He is in his third season in Cleveland and has compiled a 211-263 record.

Francona says he is happy with his job at ESPN, but rumors are circulating that he would like to get back into managing if he can pair up with the right team. Francona has been hesitant to comment on those rumors.

"I work for ESPN and love it. As I've always said, if the right job came open I'd have to think about it. But I'm really uncomfortable talking about any jobs.''

Francona played for the Indians in 1988. In 12 seasons as a major league manager, his record is 1029-915.

For more on the Indians, check out Let's Go Tribe and SB Nation Cleveland.

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