VIDEO: MLB fathers and sons reflect

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MLB.com put together this cool little video of various baseball players and baseball fathers offering reflections and thank yous before Sunday’s full slate of Father’s Day games …

Players, managers, and umps are wearing light blue wristbands to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

Again, happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there reading HardballTalk.

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.