The Indians hire Charles Nagy

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The Diamondbacks fired Charles Nagy after he spent three years as their pitching coach. But he’s landed on his feet. Paul Hoynes reports that the Indians have hired him as a pitching instructor of some sort (Mickey Callaway is the actual pitching coach).

Nagy spent thirteen of his fourteen big league seasons in an Indians uniform. And it seems like he’s happy to be back. Of particular interest: his comments about former Dbacks and current Indians prospect Trevor Bauer. Bauer left Arizona amid questions about his work ethic and attitude. Nagy seems like quite a fan, however. It’ll be interesting to see if Bauer becomes Nagy’s pet project.

Hunter Pence appeared as guest on Bill Nye’s new show

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Bill Nye — yeah, “the science guy” — has a new show on Netflix called Bill Nye Saves the World. His show ties science to other areas such as politics, pop culture, and sports. Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was invited to appear as a guest.

Nye talked a bit about Pence and marveled at the dedication players must have to stay competitive in the sport. Nye called Pence “a cool guy” and “charming,” which is not surprising.

Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start with forearm tightness

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Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller left Sunday’s start against the Dodgers after four-plus innings due to tightness in his right forearm, the team announced. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. Needless to say, though, a forearm injury is very concerning. In his four innings, Miller gave up three runs on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts, raising his ERA to 4.09.

Miller, 26, has had a nightmare of a time since joining the Diamondbacks in December 2015. Last year, he made 20 starts and posted a 6.15 ERA. He suffered a finger injury suffered from scraping his hand on the pitcher’s mound with his follow-through, and he was also demoted to Triple-A during the summer as well.