Quote of the Day: Josh Hamilton on the Angels

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Josh Hamilton spoke to the media a few moments ago and was asked about the success of Vlad Guerrero in a Rangers uniform last season and Mike Napoli in one in 2011:

 “I think we’re going to look at who we can get from the Angels next year.”

Boom. Roasted.

(quote via a bunch of people who tweeted and retweeted it; apologies and credit to whichever reporter elicited it first)

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.