Reports of Derek Jeter’s fatness were greatly exaggerated

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On Friday Derek Jeter appeared to not be in The Best Shape of His Life. Yesterday he hung out with Harold Reynolds, and he looks much skinnier.

He’s clearly the beneficiary of the most intense two-day workout ever devised.

Or, possibly, that was a bad picture of the guy last week. For now I’m going with an insane, captainly workout which shows Jeter’s drive and determination.

You listening A-Rod? Gosh.

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.