Indians manager Terry Francona underwent a “catheter ablation procedure” on his heart to correct an irregular heartbeat, according to FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. Francona will not manage the American League in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, but will be discharged from the hospital this weekend and will return to managing Cleveland next Friday.
Indians bench coach Brad Mills will manage the AL All-Stars with assistance from Rays manager Kevin Cash, who played under Francona and Mills in Boston and coached with them in Cleveland.
Francona has missed a handful of recent games with health issues and has undergone tests at the Cleveland Clinic this week. The two-time World Series champion, 58, has felt light-headed and has dealt with an elevated heart rate in recent weeks.
Mills, 60, was the manager of the Astros from 2010 to 2012, posting a 171-274 record in that span. He has coached alongside Francona with the Phillies (1997-00), Red Sox (2004-09) and Indians (2013-present).