Cleveland Indians give contract extension to Terry Francona through 2022

Posted: 8:21 AM, Apr 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 09:11:45-04
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians announced Wednesday that the team will extend Terry Francona’s contract through the 2022 season.

Francona, 59, is in his seventh season, guiding the franchise to the American League's best record at 547-427 since 2013.

Tito, as he is affectionately known as, has lead the Indians to three consecutive American League Central Division titles and has lead Cleveland to four postseason appearances.

“Simply put, Tito has been a transformational leader, who has not only impacted our Major League clubhouse, but also the entire organization,” said Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti in a news release. “Our relationship has been truly collaborative and we are all fortunate to have a future Hall-of-Fame manager guiding our team as we continue to pursue our ultimate goal of bringing a World Series championship to the city of Cleveland.”

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