Guardians skipper Terry Francona admits 'physically, it's getting hard' to continue managing


Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona admitted that "physically, it's getting hard" to remain an active participant in the dugout, and he is expected to reach a resolution with the organization about his future soon. The 63-year-old Francona missed time in 2020 and 2021 with multiple physical issues that required multiple surgeries. "I want to enjoy what I'm doing. It's getting harder to do that, just because physically it's harder. I just want to be careful. And at the same time, I want to be fair to the team," Francona told Ken Rosenthal. Guardians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti indicated the team will have Francona as long as he wants to manage, though they will not pressure him into returning.