The Cleveland Indians opened the 2013 season at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, home of the Blue Jays. Check out a photo gallery from the Tribe's second game of the season there.
On Thursday, March 21, the Cleveland Indians visited the beautiful Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for a Cactus League exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
On Wednesday, March 20, the Cleveland Indians visited the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona for a Cactus League exhibition game.
(CLEVELAND) -- That didn't take long.
Less than 24 hours after the Cleveland Indians fired manager Manny Acta, the club has already narrowed down its search for the next skipper to two candidates according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
According to one source the Indians already have a short list which includes interim manager Sandy Alomar and former Red Sox manager Terry Francona.
On Thursday afternoon Acta was fired with six games left in the 2012 season. According to Acta, he received a call from general manager Chris Antonetti to meet at Progressive Field to discuss next season.
Acta oversaw an Indians club that went from first place after 40 games to last place at the end of September, with the worst record in the American League. In the month of August the Indians went 5-24, the worst month of baseball in franchise history.
After a series win over Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers on July 26 which pulled Cleveland to within three and a half games of first place, the Tribe had the worst win-loss record in Major League Baseball.
Francona, who currently works as an analyst for ESPN, is believed to have interest in the vacant managerial job.
Alomar, who served as Acta's bench coach, will take over on an interim basis and has interviewed for open manager jobs in other years with the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox.
According to the source, the Indians already have their sights on Francona and Alomar as the only two candidates on their short list.
- Nick Camino