Terry Francona is assembling his staff for the 2021 season and longtime bench coach Brad Mills won't return to the Cleveland Indians.

Francona will replace Mills with DeMarlo Hale. Hale, 59, joins the Indians after spending the past two seasons with the Atlanta Braves.

Hale previously worked on Francona's staff in Boston from 2006 to 2011, serving as bench coach in 2010 and 2011.