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Terry Francona says he wont opt out

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Cleveland Indians manager Francona says he won't opt out of contract to pursue other job

Indians notebook: Manager Terry Francona won’t use opt-out clause as leverage for another job if president Mark Shapiro leaves; Danny Salazar falls ill, scratched from start

CLEVELAND: Terry Francona left ESPN’s studios to manage the Indians, in large part, because of his relationship with and confidence in General Manager Chris Antonetti and president Mark Shapiro.

With Fox Sports reporting recently that Shapiro is considering taking a similar role with the Toronto Blue Jays, the three could be broken up. Francona on Friday confirmed to MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that he does have an opt-out clause in his contract that he could exercise if Shapiro or Antonetti were to leave.

Speaking with local media later, Francona said he wouldn’t use that to his advantage as leverage for another job if something were to happen, as that wasn’t the intent of the clause.