Nobody wants to say that an April series against the Philadelphia Phillies was a must-win, but the fans felt it and the players seemingly felt it as well.
The Philadelphia Phillies will announce Sunday they have removed the “interim” tag on Ryne Sandberg and that he will return as manager in 2014, sources told ESPN.com.
The Dodgers plan on using Young, 36, as a bench player who can spell third baseman Juan Uribe and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as well as pinch hit. He is batting .272 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs this season.
It’s never neat or clean or seamless — these news conferences when managers are being pointed to the nearest exit ramp. So, there was no chance that the not-so-grand finale of Charlie Manuel in Philadelphia on Friday was going to be any different.
CBSSports.com reported the Phils and Utley have discussed three-year deals or two-year deals, plus a vesting option for a third.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Gonzalez agreed to a six-year deal that could be worth $60 million, the richest contract ever for an international player.
Lee, who spent parts of eight seasons with the Indians before being traded to the Phillies in 2009, allowed five runs (four earned) and nine hits in six innings Wednesday while matching his season low with four strikeouts.
Shredded gum brand Big League Chew will debut national packaging that will feature an active athlete — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp — instead of the cartoon characters that have existed on more than 500 million pouches since it first hit shelves 33 years ago.
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