Today the Cleveland Indians announced that team manager Terry Francona underwent heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday to correct an irregular heartbeat. The procedure, known as cardiac ablation, was considered successful.
The team issued this statement:
According to MLB Insider reporter Ken Rosenthal, Indians bench coach Brad Mills, aided by other Indians coaches and by Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, will manage the American League All-Star team at Marlins Park in Miami next Tuesday. Mills has been managing the Indians since Francona was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic three days ago for tests. Francona has managed the AL All-Stars twice before, in 2005 and in 2008, having managed the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series in 2004 and in 2007. The American League won both of those games.
We at IPL are glad that Francona’s operation was a success, and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.