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Wedge will seek manager's job in 2011

By Sheldon Published: May 23, 2010

CLEVELAND: Former Tribe skipper Eric Wedge told a reporter from the Buffalo News that he wants to manage again in 2011.

The Indians are paying the final year of Wedge's contract (about $1.3 million), so there was no urgency for him to take just any job this season. There were several rumors that he might go to the Mets as bench coach, and he said he was contacted by several other clubs.

Wedge has decided to sell his house in Richfield and move his family to suburban Buffalo, where he met his wife, Kate, when he managed the Bisons, Cleveland's former Triple-A affiliate. Wedge is living in his winter home in Celebration, Fla., in a house he bought to be close to the Tribe's former spring training venue of Winter Haven.

What is Jason Donald's future? Do Indians officials think he will be an everyday shortstop, or second baseman or do they see him as a player who comes off the bench?

""It depends on who you ask,'' manaser Manny Acta says. ""We have a lot of people who think he's an everyday player in the big leagues. But you'll find some people who think he will be a utility infielder. I think he can be an everyday guy, and if that doesn't pan out, he will be a solid utility player, at the very least.''

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