The Marlins expect to have a manager in place in two weeks

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That according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, who says that the Feesh are

in the process of shoring up their slate of contenders. Among the possibilities: Bobby Valentine, Jim Fregosi,
Bo Porter, Tony Pena, Ted Simmons, Tim Wallach and, of course, current manager Edwin Rodriguez. A couple of observations:

Within “a couple of weeks” is still the postseason. Baseball has long discouraged teams from making big announcements while the playoffs were still going on, so either the Marlins will ignore baseball’s wishes in this regard, or else they’ll decide on a guy and try to keep it quiet.  Good luck with that if it’s Bobby Valentine! We’re never more than two Google searches away from knowing what he had for breakfast, so we’ll definitely know if he’s the next Florida manager;

That list of candidates looks like a nice divide between “name guys” like Valentine, Pena and, I suppose, Fregosi and Simmons, and relatively unheralded managerial prospects, as it were, like Wallach, Porter and Rodriguez.  I wonder if Loria — clearly wanting a Valentine type going back to last summer — and the front office people — who did not — just decided that they each get their own list and they’ll narrow it down from there.

The Red Sox sign Jhonny Peralta

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The Red Sox have signed third baseman Jhonny Peralta to a minor-league deal. He’ll report to Pawtucket.

Peralta, 35, hit a paltry .204/.259/.204 in 58 plate appearances for the Cardinals this year. But with Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list — and ineffective when he hasn’t been — the Sox could use some infield depth.

This is the second former Tiger that former Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has picked up today, after signing Doug Fister. No word if he’s kicking the tires on Andy Dirks or Brennan Boesch.

Royals Designate Chris Young for assignment

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The Kansas City Royals have designated Chris Young for assignment. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Neftali Feliz, who the Royals picked up yesterday.

Young was an excellent swingman for the Royals World Series-winning 2015 team, but he’s been terrible since then, posting a 6.52 ERA since the beginning of 2016. This year he’s got a 7.50 ERA in 14 games, two of which came as a starter. He has a ghastly 2.033 WHIP. He’s not foolin’ anyone out there.