Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is leaving Team Netherlands and the WBC to fly back to Yankees camp in Tampa for tests on an injured shoulder. Ha already had a preliminary MRI which revealed a hematoma of the subcapsular muscle.
Team Netherlands plays Team Puerto Rico in the WBC semifinals tonight and will be without his services, obviously. Whether the Yankees will be without his services will be revealed in the coming days.
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.