Matt Holliday is in the Cardinals lineup


Matt Holliday sprained his ankle last night. But he’s tough: he’s back in the lineup today reports Fox Sports Midwest.

Holliday is batting .439/.549/.659 in August. The Cardinals are playing the Pirates with the division lead on the line. Of course he’s playing.

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.