Dis of the Day: Buster Olney on Manny Ramirez

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This isn’t a slam or anything. It’s actually a fair assessment on Buster Olney’s part. But it’s not exactly the sort of way we’re used to hearing guys like Manny Ramirez described:

Heard this: The Yankees have no interest in signing Manny Ramirez … if the Yankees were comfortable with having a oft-injured, right-handed DH/OF type for their bench, they’d probably just re-sign Marcus Thames.

Ouch.

Hey Orioles: sign Manny, put him at DH, move your birther to first base and watch Manny get comeback player of the year award votes.  It’ll happen. I just know it.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.