Former MLB Manager Named Indians Advisor


CLEVELAND (AP) - Former major league manager Buck Showalter today joined the Cleveland Indians as a senior adviser.

Showalter will assist general manager Mark Shapiro, assistant GM Chris Antonetti, manager Eric Wedge and Cleveland's coaching staff.

The 50-year-old was fired last season by the Texas Rangers.

He will be in uniform during spring training camps, and during the regular season he will help with the club's player development.

Showalter has a 882-833 record as a major league manager and was twice named manager of the year. He managed the New York Yankees from 1992 to 1995, the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998 to 2000 and the Rangers from 2003 to 2006.