CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says he won't use an out clause in his contract if team president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere.
Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment on the report. Francona said last week Shapiro had made him aware of the situation, which reportedly will be resolved in the next few days.
Francona signed a contract extension following last season through 2018 with team options for 2019 and 2020.
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Francona said Friday that he had no intention of using the opt-out clause to get himself a better job.