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In this Sept. 2013 file photo, Texas Rangers' David Murphy swings for a two run home run off Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily in the fifth inning of a baseball game, in Oakland, Calif. The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. Murphy agreed to terms on the deal last week and completed it after passing his physical over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
CLEVELAND: They are slowly becoming Cleveland’s Odd Couple, the Indians’ 57-year-old manager and the Cavs’ 31-year-old shooting guard. On the surface, Terry Francona and J.R. Smith seem to have little in common. But there is an admiration and respect between them that they hope will soon blossom into more — as soon as their schedules allow.