Francona has chest pain, not managing Indians on Tuesday

Francona was replaced by bench coach Brad Mills

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Terry Francona is not managing the Cleveland Indians in a game against the Nationals after complaining of chest pain while speaking to reporters.

The Indians say Francona was examined by the Nationals Park EMT on Tuesday and was still at the stadium as of first pitch.

The 57-year-old Francona has twice suffered a pulmonary embolism.

The Indians manager told reporters he was having pain before the game, saying he didn’t think he was having a heart attack but joking “if I’m having one, just don’t take my answers if they’re bad answers.”

Francona was replaced by bench coach Brad Mills.
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