Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has agreed to a contract extension with the Cleveland Indians through the 2022 season.

The 59-year-old Francona has led the Indians to the best record in the American League since 2013 (547-427), three consecutive playoff appearances, and the American League pennant in 2016.

“I have no ambition to ever work somewhere else,” Francona said. “There’s going to come a time when I can’t do this job the way I want to, because of age or you know, that may happen some point, but I don’t have any ambition to ever go somewhere else.

If Francona stays on the job through 2022, he would become the longest-tenured manager in Indians history.

Francona managed the Red Sox from 2004-2011.

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