Ian Kinsler suspended for one game

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When you get kicked out of a game, you can’t come back on the field to celebrate a walkoff home run. Ian Kinsler didn’t follow that rule this past Friday, however, and as a result he’s been suspended one game.

Man, I hope no one hits a walkoff homer the day he serves his suspension. He may not be able to restrain himself:

Kinsler: Yay!

Selig: You just bought yourself another game, mister!

Kinsler: Well, I’m free the game after that, but beyond that I’m gonna have to check my calendar.

Selig: Good, because it’s gonna be filled. We’ll keep goin’. You want another? Just say the word. Just say the word!  Instead of going to prison, you’ll come here!  Are you though?

Kinsler: No!

Selig: I’m doin’ society a favor!

Kinsler: So?

Selig: That’s another one, right now!  I’ve got you for the rest of your natural born life if you don’t watch your step!  You want another one?

Kinsler: Yes!

Selig: You though?

Kinsler: Not even close . . . BUD!

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.