Sitting at 64-92, a disappointing record for any team in Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians have fired manager Eric Wedge. And, in a sign that the club is completely retooling, will announce at a 1:30 p.m. ET press conference at Progressive Field that Wedgeâ€™s entire coaching staff will be let go, as well.
In seven years, Wedge had brought the Indians exactly one playoff berth, the 2007 season where the Indians lost 4 games to 3 to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. That year, the Indians posted a 96-66 record. Wedge has currently amassed a 560-568 (.496) record while with Cleveland.
Wedge will be retained through the end of the season. The coaching staff could be rehired by the new manager, once in place.
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