Mark Reynolds hit a home run a long way

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The Indians are pretty happy with their off-season signing of Mark Reynolds. The right-hander hit his 10th home run of the season tonight against Athletics starter Jarrod Parker, a solo shot well beyond the fence in left at Progressive Field. The homer was estimated at 460 feet.

Reynolds entered the night hitting .296/.363/.622, turning out to be one of the better values from the past free agent class.

Watch the dinger:

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.