Cleveland Indians option to keep Terry Francona, Carlos Santana
CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians excersized the club options to keep manager Terry Francona and designated hitter Carlos Santana, they announced on Friday.
Francona will stay through 2020. In his four seasons with Cleveland, he’s lead them to two postseason appearances. The 57-year-old has the fifth-highest win total among active managers.
Santana, who will be in Cleveland through 2017, had an amazing season as part of the Tribe’s run at a title. The 30-year-old hit 34 home runs and knocked in 89 runs. That’s the most homers by a switch hitter since 2011.
On Thursday, the club posted a list of who will likely be returning to Cleveland, barring any trades.