The Mariners have announced that they have traded catcher Jesus Sucre to the Tampa Bay Rays for a Player to be Named Later or Cash Considerations.
Seucre has been with the M’s for four seasons. Last year he only played in nine games after breaking his leg during winter league play before the seasons. For his career he’s a .209/.246/.276 hitter. His claims to fame thus far are (a) pitching a couple of times; and (b) catching Hisashi Iwakuma‘s no-hitter back in August 2015.
I wonder if players traded for cash find out later how much cash they were traded for.
The Tigers are expected to hire Ron Gardenhire as the team’s new manager upon completion of a contract, per Ken Rosenthal and Katie Strang of The Athletic. Gardenhire, 59, spent the 2017 season serving as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks.
Gardenhire managed the Twins for 13 seasons between 2002-14, amassing a 1,068-1,039 (.507) record in the regular season and reaching the playoffs six times.
According to Strang and Rosenthal, Gardenhire was one of 10 candidates to interview with the Tigers. Others included Alex Cora, Mike Redmond, Fredi Gonzalez, Joe McEwing, Hensley Meulens, Dave Clark, and Omar Vizquel. Apparently, GM Al Avila wanted a manager with previous major league managing experience.
The Tigers parted ways with previous manager Brad Ausmus at the end of the 2017 regular season, his fourth year at the helm.