TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

MLB notebook: Francona set for return to Boston

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By The Tribune-Review

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

• Indians manager Terry Francona is bracing for a lump in his throat and maybe a tear or two. He's going back to Boston for a four-game series beginning Thursday. For the first time as an opposing manager, Francona will walk into famed Fenway Park to face the Red Sox, the team he led to two World Series titles during eight seasons. Francona, who was let go after the Red Sox collapsed in 2011, said he hasn't given much thought to his homecoming, but he's certain it will conjure up some memories.

• Right-hander Kyle Lohse will miss his next scheduled turn in the Brewers' rotation because of irritation in his pitching elbow. Mike Fiers will start Saturday against visiting Pittsburgh.

• The Diamondbacks ended Adam Eaton's rehabilitation stint in the minors after the young outfielder felt soreness in his injured left elbow. Eaton felt discomfort in the elbow during an appearance with Triple-A Reno on Monday and was returning to Phoenix to be examined. Eaton has been on the disabled list all season after spraining his elbow in spring training. He had been slated to play center field and be the team's leadoff hitter.

• Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is scheduled for an MRI Thursday on his sore ribcage. Utley scratched from the lineup for Philadelphia's win over the Marlins on Tuesday after feeling discomfort in his ribcage during batting practice. He was not in the lineup for Wednesday night's series finale.

• Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda left Wednesday's game against the Orioles because of an injury. Kuroda gave up a third-inning single to Chris Davis before grimacing near the mound in pain. Earlier, the right-hander was struck in the leg by a line drive off the bat of Manny Machado. But that injury did not appear to be related to the one that ended his night.

— AP

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Garden Q&A: Firecracker vine OK for trellis?
  2. Region’s 911 centers need upgrades to keep up with wireless technology
  3. Davis embraces new opportunity with Pirates
  4. State police: People injured in Parkway crash resulting from police chase
  5. Mail for IRS delivered to Squirrel Hill home
  6. Essay for Easter: Fresh start, new life
  7. NFL notebook: Pryor will be cut if he’s not traded
  8. Instagram builds Oakmont barber’s rep for innovative cuts, ‘hair tattooing’
  9. Bunting has become baseball’s forgotten weapon
  10. North Versailles, Murrysville families still waiting for report on 2011 chopper crash that killed couple
  11. Lawsuit challenges Hollywood standard of unpaid internships
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.