Padres' Bochy replaces Francona for MLB tour of Japan

Updated: October 27, 2006, 12:32 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- San Diego manager Bruce Bochy has agreed to replace Boston's Terry Francona on an All-Star tour of Japan, major league officials said Friday.

Francona withdrew because of a foot infection, three days after replacing Ken Macha as the team's skipper. Macha was replaced after he was fired as Oakland's manager.

Baseball officials also announced that pitchers John Maine of the New York Mets and Clay Hensley of the Padres have been added to the roster, replacing injured outfielder Carlos Beltran and pitcher Johan Santana.


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