Ian Desmond doesn’t believe in real estate agents

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He believes in crowd-sourcing his in-season housing needs:

Hey Ian, I used to live at the Potomac Club at Braddock Station. That was about 20 minutes or so away via Metro. Of course I moved out nearly 15 years ago and the place may have gone downhill since then. Just trying to help.

You’re welcome!

(Via CSNWashington.com)

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.