May 25, 2016


BREAKING NEWS: Indians fire Eric Wedge

CLEVELAND – Indians fans have been at odds with Larry and Paul Dolan for some time, but they will be pleased with ownership’s latest decision.

With six games left in a highly disappointing season, Cleveland fired Eric Wedge, bringing to an end a seven-year tenure for the much-maligned manager, who was handpicked by general manager Mark Shapiro.

Wedge and all of the Indians coaches were dismissed prior to a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, but the manager and his staff will remain until the regular season is complete.

“This is obviously an announcement I never envisioned having to make,” Shapiro said. “It’s tough personally and professionally.”

Wedge’s seven years as manager ends with just one playoff appearance (2007).

About Chris Assenheimer

Award-winning sportswriter Chris Assenheimer has covered the Indians since 1997. Prior to that, he also covered Ohio State football and basketball. He's a graduate of (Bay Village) Bay High School and The Ohio State University, and can be reached at 329-7137 or Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.