Joey Cora to interview for Brewers' managerial opening

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Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune reports that White Sox bench coach Joey Cora will interview for the Brewers’ managerial opening “soon.”
Gonzalez notes that Cora “is believed to be a long shot” for the Milwaukee job and has interviewed for past managerial openings in Pittsburgh and Seattle.
Prior to serving as Ozzie Guillen’s right-hand man in Chicago for seven seasons Cora managed in the minors for the Mets and Expos, and of course he played 11 seasons in the majors for the Mariners, White Sox, Indians, and Padres.
Milwaukee fired Ken Macha after he went 80-82 and 77-85 in two seasons on the job.

Autopsy report reveals morphine, Ambien in Roy Halladay’s system

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Traces of morphine, amphetamine, Prozac and Ambien were found in Roy Halladay’s system at the time of his death, according to the autopsy findings Zachary T. Sampson of the Tampa Bay Times reported Friday. The former Phillies and Blue Jays ace and two-time Cy Young Award winner was killed in a plane crash off the Gulf of Mexico last November. While the exact cause of the incident has not yet been determined, it was a combination of blunt force trauma and drowning that resulted in the 40-year-old’s death.

Further details from the NY Daily News revealed that Halladay sustained a fractured leg and a “subdural hemorrhage, multiple rib fractures, and lung, liver and spleen injuries” during the crash. As for the drugs present in his system, the autopsy report suggests that the presence of morphine could be linked to heroin use, though there’s no clear evidence that he did so.

The toxicology results also determined that Halladay had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.01. A BAC of 0.08 is the legal limit for operating a car, but current FAA regulations prohibit any alcohol consumption for eight hours before operating aircraft. Halladay was both the pilot and sole passenger aboard the plane when it crashed.

Previous statements from the National Transportation Safety Board indicate that the investigation is still ongoing and could take up to two years to resolve.