Earlier, police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said detectives were checking surveillance video in the area.
The 63-year-old Francona, who spends the offseason in Arizona, was in Cleveland over the weekend for Guards Fest, the team’s annual winter fan festival. He noticed his scooter was missing before attending Saturday’s event.
It’s common to see Francona, known as “Tito,” waving to fans as he zips around the city. The team had a bobblehead giveaway a few years ago with Francona riding his scooter.
This isn’t the first time a Francona scooter has made news.
The theft is the second involving a prominent Cleveland sports figure in recent weeks.
A pickup truck owned by Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was one of several vehicles stolen from an area car dealership. The truck, which was being serviced, was later recovered in a ditch.
A two-time World Series winner with Boston, Francona has spent 10 seasons with Cleveland. He was named the AL’s top manager for the third time after leading the Guardians to 92 wins and a division title in 2022 despite having the majors’ youngest team.