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Leyland happy to see Francona managing again

Leyland happy to see Francona managing again

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Leyland happy to see Francona managing again
DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland considers Terry Francona a friend. Even if Francona had ended up replacing Leyland in Detroit, that would not have changed.

Now that they will be division rivals, it definitely won't change. Leyland was happy to hear that Francona will be managing again in Cleveland, the team that gave Detroit so much trouble for much of the season.

"This is not a shock to me," Leyland said. "I knew it was going to happen. I've talked to Terry. I knew that he wanted to manage.

"He's always been a good guy. I've always liked him. He's always been a friend, a very good friend really, and it'll be nice to see him more often. We have a lot of games in the division."

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