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Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he found McKeon’s latest career comeback amazing at age 80.

“I know one thing, I’ll be dead by then,” Francona said. “This job does take a lot out of you. But he hasn’t managed for like five years, so I guess he’s all fired up. He did a pretty good job the last time.”

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AP Sports Writer Joe Kay in Cincinnati and AP freelancers Ken Powtak in Boston and Amy Jinkner-Lloyd in Atlanta contributed to this report.