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Indians manager and former UA great Terry Francona has heart procedure

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 22:42:03-04
Indians manager Terry Francona will not manage the American League All-Star team after a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.
 
Team officials said the 58-year-old had a cardiac ablation performed on Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic. Francona, a Tucson resident and former Arizona Wildcat College Worlds Series Most Outstanding Player, has been hospitalized and undergoing tests since Tuesday. He was admitted after doctors detected an arrhythmia when reading a monitor the manager has been wearing for several weeks. Francona had been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and a rapid heart rate.
 
The Indians said Friday that Francona remains in the hospital and is expected to be discharged in a "day or two."
 
The team said Major League Baseball has been informed of Francona's withdrawal from the All-Star Game in Miami. Cleveland's coaching staff and five players are participating in the game. Former Wildcat Brad Mills will be the manager.
 
Francona is expected to return to managing the Indians following the break.