CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are set to open a three-game series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates on Tuesday night. However, the club will be without Terry Francona.
The Tribe skipper has a scheduled medical procedure that will keep him away from the club at PNC Park the next three days. Francona is expected to return to the dugout when the Indians return back to Cleveland for a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers.
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Francona, 61, was away from the team for over a week this season already as he has been dealing with gastrointestinal issues since spring training back in February and March.
The Indians also announced that catcher Roberto Perez has been activated off of the 10-day Injured List, while catcher Sandy Leon has been placed on the Family Medical Emergency list.
Outfielder Greg Allen was called up from the club's Alternate Spring Training Site at Lake County.