Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Terry Francona Sits Out Game Due To Chest Pains

(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Red Sox skipper—and two-time World Series Champion—Terry Francona was unable to manage his Cleveland Indians club on Tuesday due to chest pains. During a pre-game media availability, Francona complained of a pain in his chest area and was examined by Nationals Park EMT staff. He checked out OK and it was determined that he did not need to visit a hospital. As a precautionary measure, however, he sat out the game. Said bench coach Brad Mills (who filled in for Tito), "I know that the doctors checked him out and so forth and they just felt it'd be better for him to probably go back to the hotel and he did. Knowing him he was probably really agonizing during the game. But I think he's doing fine hopefully and we'll see how it works out for tomorrow." Francona has twice suffered a pulmonary embolism in the past. We wish Tito a swift recovery!