Sandy Alomar Jr. will continue to manage the Cleveland Baseball Club in the postseason as Terry Francona will not return.
Not too long ago there was some optimism about Terry Francona returning to manage the Cleveland Baseball Club for the postseason. That no longer seems to be on the table as Sandy Alomar Jr. will continue his managing duties for the 2020 postseason.
Alomar stepped in for Francona this season as he was dealing with some medical issues. Francona did briefly return only to leave for a second and apparently final time.
It was not exactly an easy or necessarily enjoyable process this season as Sandy Alomar Jr. was thrust into a position he was not expecting. The absences of Brad Mills and Ty Van Burkleo probably are not helping matters either. The absence of familiar faces who may be able to provide some insight in certain situations certainly has to have played a factor this season. It’s been a learn on the fly experience for Sandy Alomar Jr. and all things considered it’s been a relative success.
Cleveland won 9 of their last 11 games as the regular season came to a close. They are hoping to continue that success as they prepare for a tough opponent in the New York Yankees.