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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) -- According to a report by Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer Sandy Alomar "expects" to re-join the Indians coaching staff, led by new manager Terry Francona.
Alomar has served on the Indians coaching staff for three seasons under recently fired skipper Manny Acta. Alomar served as the Tribe's first base coach from 2010-2011, moved to bench coach during the 2012 campaign and took over as interim manager on Sept. 27 after Acta was fired.
Francona and Alomar were the only two candidates who interviwed for the Indians open managerial job this past week. Francona was hired on Saturday and officially introduced as manager on Monday, Oct. 8.
After the Indians decision, both the front office and Francona reached out to Alomar hoping he would remain on the staff. Questions arose whether the former All-Star catcher might puruse other managerial opportunities. John Farrell's job in Toronto has question marks surrounding it because Bobby Valentine was recently fired in Boston and along with both of those possibilities, Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy recently resigned and questions still remain whether Ozzie Guillen will be back with the Miami Marlins.
Alomar confirmed his return to the Indians on Monday with The Plain Dealer.
Francona, who played winter ball with Alomar during their playing careers, said he'd hoped Sandy would stick around to help his coaching staff.
No other announcements have been made regarding Francona's staff in Cleveland.
- Nick Camino