Doctors rule out major health issues for Indians manager Terry Francona

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Manager Terry Francona #17 of the Cleveland Indians looks out from the dugout while Bench Coach Brad Mills #2 posts lineups on the wall before the start of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on April 12, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The White Sox defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND– Doctors ruled out any major health issues for Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Tribe skipper left Monday night’s home game early with an unspecified health issue. He was there long enough to present former Indians first baseman and current Ranger Mike Napoli with his American League Championship ring.

A team of Cleveland Clinic doctors evaluated Francona Monday night and Tuesday morning. After a series of tests, they found no major problems at this point. Indians President Chris Antonetti called it a huge relief during a brief news conference.

The ball club said Tito will be monitored over the next several weeks to further assess his symptoms. His sense of humor appears to be fine, despite the illness.

“Mr. Francona also wanted to express that medical personnel have not yet ruled out an allergy to Bench Coach Brad Mills,” the Indians said in a news release.

Mills will manage the Tribe again against the Rangers at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Francona, who is resting at his home, is expected to return to the dugout on Wednesday.

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