Indians Release Manager, Coach at Colorado Springs

Associated Press

The Cleveland Indians, citing disappointment in the Colorado Springs Sky Sox record, have dismissed Manager Steve Swisher and Aurelio Rodriguez, a coach.

“They thought our club was stronger than it played,” Sky Sox president and general manager Fred Whitacre said. “They used the time-worn cliche that the chemistry wasn’t right.”

The Sky Sox finished next to last in the Pacific Coast League with a 62-77 record in their first season in Colorado Springs.

Swisher had been with the Indians’ organization for five years.


Whitacre said he was hopeful a new manager would be announced before the World Series.