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Sandy Alomar expects to be part of Terry Francona’s staff

Oct 9, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Sandy Alomar AP

Terry Francona beat out Sandy Alomar for the Indians’ manager job, but Alomar expects to stay in Cleveland as part of Francona’s coaching staff.

“I’m a professional with one more year on my contract,” Alomar told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I expect to come back. Terry said he wants me on the staff.”

Francona and general manager Chris Antonetti both confirmed that they want Alomar back, although it’s possible he’ll wait a while to see if any other teams show interest in him as a manager.

During the interview process Alomar was effusive in his praise of Francona, saying he couldn’t compete with the former Red Sox manager’s track record and experience while adding that “obviously anybody would want a Terry Francona.”

Maybe he was just being honest or maybe he figured Francona was all but assured to land the job and it couldn’t hurt to praise the new manager, but either way it sounds like Alomar has a job waiting for him in Cleveland.

  1. hushbrother - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Sandy had to wait a few years before getting his chance to play in the majors. Looks like he’ll have to wait before getting his shot to manage. It will come eventually.

  2. Kevin Gillman - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Having Sandy stay with the team can only help the Indians. When he does leave, I’ll surely root for him for whatever team he manages.

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