Quote to note

"You know what, I need to stay away from that one. I got my hands full being the manager of this team, I don't need to be the GM of another team. I did exchange a couple texts with Theo yesterday in fun, and he was probably funnier than I was."
-- Francona, on the Cubs signing Manny Ramirez as a player-coach for their Triple-A affiliate. Francona managed Ramirez and worked for Theo Epstein in Boston from 2004-08.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.