Indians’ Francona out of hospital after heart procedure

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Indians’ Francona out of hospital after heart procedure
Indians’ Francona out of hospital after heart procedure

CLEVELAND (AP) – Indians manager Terry Francona has been released from the hospital after undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.

Francona was discharged from the Cleveland Clinic and is resting at his downtown Cleveland residence. The 58-year-old manager had a cardiac ablation Thursday after experiencing dizziness and an accelerated heart rate the last month.

He was admitted on Tuesday after doctors detected an abnormality from the readings of a heart monitor he had been wearing for several weeks.

Francona will skip next week’s All-Star Game in Miami. He is expected to rejoin the Indians and assume his usual duties when the team opens a three-game series in Oakland on July 14.

The Indians went 2-2 while Francona was hospitalized. There was relief among the players when they learned Francona’s medical issue had been identified and treated.

Francona is in his fifth season with Cleveland.

A fan holds up a sign reading “Rally for Tito” in the first inning of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Cleveland. Indians manager Terry Francona underwent a procedure Thursday to correct an irregular heartbeat that sidelined him for a few games and will prevent him from managing in the All-Star Game next week.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona speaks to the media at a team practice for baseball’s upcoming World Series against the Chicago Cubs, in Cleveland. Francona underwent a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat that sidelined him for a few games and will keep him away from the All-Star Game next week. The 58-year-old Francona, who had been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and a rapid heart rate over the last month, had a cardiac ablation performed on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Cleveland Clinic. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, File)
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