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Fired by Astros, Brad Mills expected to join Terry Francona’s staff in Cleveland

Oct 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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Brad Mills, who was fired by Houston in August after two-plus seasons as manager, is expected to join Terry Francona’s new coaching staff in Cleveland, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Mills was the Red Sox’s bench coach for six seasons under Francona before being hired as the Astros’ manager and their relationship dates back to being college teammates at Arizona.

Sandy Alomar, who interviewed to be the Indians’ manager before losing the job to Francona, is also expected to be on the coaching staff. However, the Indians have let go hitting coach Bruce Fields and third base coach Steve Smith.

  1. hammyofdoom - Oct 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Looks like the gang is getting back together in Ohio. I might need to start watching the Indians just for Mills and Terry

  2. stex52 - Oct 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Good luck, Brad. Not like you got a fair chance in Houston. But that’s the risk of changing companies for a promotion. No matter what business you are in.

  3. psousa1 - Oct 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Millsie’s back where he belongs. On the bench next to Tito with no responsibility whatsoever. He never had a fighting chance with Houston. No manager will. The only talent they have they trade away and the cupboard is bare for the next 5 years. Minimum.

    • paperlions - Oct 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      At least Houston appear to have a plan and some idea what they are doing….Cleveland just keep making the same mistakes and excuses as they muddle along apparently content in sub-mediocrity while they think they are doing better than that.

  4. edelmanfanclub - Oct 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Some red sox coaches are probably going to migrate to cleveland as well. Maybe some old red sox players as well

    • Kevin Gillman - Oct 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      Kevin Youkilis would be a good fit in Cleveland, playing 1st base.

    • dawg4000 - Oct 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      Bring Manny back to Cleveland!!!!

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