Cleveland Guardians’ Terry Francona wins AL Manager of the Year

Cleveland’s Terry Francona was voted the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday evening, profitable the award for the third time in 10 seasons after main the Guardians to the AL Central title.

Mixed, he earned 112 factors from a Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America panel.

Baltimore’s Brandon Hyde completed second — incomes 9 first-place votes and 79 factors — after main the Orioles to a 31-win turnaround. Seattle’s Scott Servais was third with one first-place vote, eight second-place votes and 14 third-place votes. He led the Mariners again to the postseason this season, breaking a playoff drought that lasted twenty years.

The Main League Baseball season ended lately, and odds are already out relating to who will take the title subsequent season. The favourite was the winningest staff within the Main Leagues in 2022, however they did not win the World Sequence.

Houston’s Dusty Baker completed fourth, whereas New York’s Aaron Boone was fifth.

A two-time World Sequence winner with Boston, Francona’s tenth season in Cleveland could have been his finest managing job.

Baseball’s youngest staff, the Guardians unexpectedly received the AL Central, overtaking the Chicago White Sox in September and working away with the division. Cleveland then swept Tampa Bay within the wild-card spherical earlier than shedding in 5 video games to the Yankees within the AL Division Sequence.

Francona made it by way of the season after main well being points pressured him to go away the staff in 2020 and 2021. The 63-year-old stated he was re-energized by his younger staff, which had 17 gamers make their big-league debuts this season.

He intends to return in 2023, however Francona and the Guardians have an open settlement that might enable him to step apart if he wanted.

Voting was performed earlier than the postseason.

The NL Manager of Year will probably be introduced later Tuesday. The three finalists are L.A.’s Dave Roberts, Atlanta’s Brian Snitker and New York’s Buck Showalter.

Reporting by The Related Press.

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