Indians manager Francona missing second straight game

Field Level Media

August 03, 2020 at 7:46 pm.

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss his second straight game due to a gastrointestinal issue when his club faces the host Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

One report indicates Francona will miss Tuesday’s game as well after his medical appointment at the Cleveland Clinic was pushed back to Monday afternoon.

Francona, 61, also missed Sunday’s road game against the Minnesota Twins. He went to Target Field but later returned to the team hotel after participating in a pre-game media session.

Francona’s issue is not COVID-19 related, the Indians said.

Sandy Alomar Jr. will manage the team again on Monday. He guided the team during Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Twins.

Kyle Hudson is serving as the first-base coach in Alomar’s place.

Francona is in his eighth season as Indians manager and has a 643-499 record.

He has a career mark of 1,672-1,414 in 20 seasons, including stints with the Philadelphia Phillies (1997-2000) and Boston Red Sox (2004-11). Francona won World Series titles with the Red Sox in both 2004 and 2007.