Wedge fired as Indians manager

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have fired manager Eric Wedge in the final days of a disastrous season.

Wedge, the former Wichita State All-America catcher, guided the Indians to one playoff appearance in seven seasons, and this year the club fell out of contention early and is currently one game out of last place in the AL Central.

The Indians have scheduled a news conference this afternoon at Progressive Field to announce Wedge's dismissal.

Wedge will finish out the season as manager. Cleveland's coaching staff has also been informed it will not be retained, but some of the staff could be re-hired by the Indians' next manager.