PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) – Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss his team’s three-game series with the Pirates, which begins Tuesday night.
General manager Mike Chernoff said Francona will have a scheduled procedure to address a gastrointestinal issue.
Francona also sat out seven games from Aug. 3-9 because of the ailment.
The Indians are hopeful Francona will be back in the dugout Friday night in Cleveland for the opener of a three-game series against the Tigers.
First base coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. will again manage the club in Francona’s absence.