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Derek Jeter is going to be a dad

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Hannah Jeter writes a column in The Players Tribune. Writing can be a tough business to break into, but I guess she knows someone there or something.

Anyway, the upshot of the column is Hannah, who you might know was an internationally famous model before she met The Captain, talking about how she came to know Jeter and how they grew together as a couple. Maybe not the sort of thing you care about, but it’s interesting insofar as she didn’t really know much about baseball when she met him and did not really understand that Jeter is kind of a big deal in New York. It’s also interesting in that she announces publicly that she and Jeter are expecting a daughter soon.

Which, again, is not significant in and of itself, but is significant insfor as Derek Jeter becoming a father is the launching pad for great old jokes like this:

We kid because we love, Derek.

Astros claim Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins

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The Astros announced on Monday that the club claimed reliever Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins.

Boshers, 29, had been designated for assignment by the Twins last week. Across parts of three seasons, the lefty compiled a 4.59 ERA with a 78/25 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings in the big leagues.

Boshers has handled left-handed hitters much better than right-handed hitters, holding them to a career .621 and .793 OPS, respectively. If he makes the 25-man roster out of spring training, the Astros may use him as a LOOGY — a left-handed one-out guy. As of right now, Tony Sipp is the only lefty in the ‘pen.