Fielding the Yordan Alvarez Decision

Fielding the Yordan Alvarez Decision As the World Series shifts to Washington, the Astros already find themselves in a two-games-to-none hole, and now they have to contend with another loss, namely that of the designated hitter slot. While Yordan Alvarez hasn’t been able to replicate the impressive regular season showing that’s made him the presumptive…

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Hiroshima Carp Sign DJ Johnson

Hiroshima Carp Sign DJ Johnson Oct. 25: The Rockies have formally announced Johnson’s release, and the Hiroshima Carp have correspondingly announced the signing of Johnson to a one-year contract. Oct. 23: The Rockies have released right-hander DJ Johnson to allow him to pursue an opportunity in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports (Twitter links). It’s…

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Pirates Interview Matt Quatraro

Pirates Interview Matt Quatraro The Pirates have interviewed Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as part of their search for a new manager, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. Quatraro has also reportedly interviewed with the Giants organization. Quatraro, who’ll turn 46 next month, served as a minor league hitting coach, manager and hitting coordinator in…

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Patrick Corbin, Reliever

Patrick Corbin, Reliever In Game 1 of the World Series, the Nationals found themselves with an interesting decision. They were up three runs on the Astros, but Max Scherzer had labored mightily to hold Houston to two runs. After five innings, he’d thrown 112 pitches. He wouldn’t be heading back out for the sixth. The…

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