Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona might be finished in his duties soon.
According to the Associated Press, the two-time World Series-winning skipper hinted that the 2023 season could be his last.
“I think there’s a time and there will be a time to answer any question there might be about what I’m going to do — or not do,” he told the AP. “I don’t think that’s now, I don’t ever want this to be on me and I just can’t let it. The other part is I don’t want to lie or I don’t want to fib.”
Francona has been dealing with health issues as of late including an incident on June 27 where he left a game early against the Kansas City Royals to undergo “precautionary testing” at a local hospital.
The 64-year-old also suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism in 2002, and was hospitalized in 2005 after complaining of chest pains.
When AP asked how Francona was feeling, he responded in a very Terry-esque way.
“Old,” he said. “Old and beat up.”
He’s always been wonderful with the media.
Tito is in his 11th season as manager of the Guardians and the team is in second place in the AL Central with a 60-66 record, 11 games back in the wild-card standings.
He began his managerial stint in 1997 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He then took over for the Boston Red Sox from 2004-11 where he earned two World Series championships. Francona also won the American League Manager of the Year Award three times, all with Cleveland.