Carl Crawford to pay a visit to Dr. Andrews

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For Carl Crawford it was one step forward when he played in an extended spring training game last week. And now, it seems, it’s one step back:

 

It’s not always the case that Dr. Andrews plays the grim reaper, but this is potentially brutal news for Crawford and the Red Sox.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.