Terry Francona to be in Fox booth

Updated: October 5, 2011, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Fox analyst Tim McCarver will miss the first two games of the AL Championship Series because of a medical procedure and will be replaced by former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

McCarver will have a "minor heart-related procedure" later this week, the network said Wednesday. He's expected to rejoin announcer Joe Buck for Game 3 next Tuesday.

Francona is free after the Red Sox announced last Friday they would not pick up his contract option after eight seasons and ...

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