Tweet of the Day: Brandon McCarthy is back

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Brandon McCarthy still has a long road ahead of him in his recovery from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, but his sense of humor appears to be just fine. Those who follow McCarthy’s Twitter account saw this message early this morning:

Nice to have you back. And with an “Arrested Development” reference, no less.

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.