The Cleveland Indians have extended the contract of manager Terry Francona through the 2018 season, according to an announcement from the team. The extension also contains club options for 2019 and 2020.
The announcement comes just after Francona wrapped up his second consecutive winning season with the Tribe. Francona was hired by Cleveland following the 2012 season, signing a four-year deal through 2016. In his first year on the job, he helped the Tribe reach the playoffs for just the second time since a 2001 ALDS appearance.
For Francona's career, he has gone 1206-1062, with two World Series rings as manager of the Boston Red Sox. Along with Francona's time in Boston (2004-2011), Francona also managed the Phillies from 1997-2000.