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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Phillies Pick Francona

PHILADELPHIA () -- Terry Francona, who last season was third-base coach for the Detroit Tigers, the worst team in baseball with 109 losses, was Wednesday named manager of Philadelphia, the second-worst team with 95 losses.


"One of our goals is to overachieve," Francona said of his expectations for 1997.


Also, left-handed reliever Scott Radinsky, who two years ago wondered if he'd ever pitch again after learning he had Hodgkin's disease, signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.