Report: Cubs interview Eric Wedge for managerial spot

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ESPN Chicago’s Bruce Levine reports that Cubs GM Jim Hendry went to Cleveland Thursday for a face-to-face interview with ex-Indians manager Eric Wedge.
Wedge, the AL Manager of the Year in 2007, was fired by the Indians following the 2009 season. In seven seasons at the helm of the tribe, he compiled a 561-573 record.
Levine believes that Wedge is a top candidate to become the permanent replacement for Lou Piniella in Chicago. Also in the running is current interim manager Mike Quade. Others expected to get interviews include Triple-A Iowa manager and former Cubs superstar Ryne Sandberg, fired Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez and Nationals coach Pat Listach.
The Cubs are not expected to name their new manager before the conclusion of the season.

21-year-old Gleyber Torres homers twice off of 44-year-old Bartolo Colon

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Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres was born on December 13, 1996. That year, Bartolo Colon (who turns 45 years old on Thursday) was wrapping up a season he spent with Double-A Canton-Akron and Triple-A Buffalo. He would debut in the majors the following April.

In a clash of generations, the 21-year-old Torres and Colon squared off on Monday as the Yankees visited the Rangers. Torres won the battle twice, drilling a two-run home run off of Colon in the second inning and a solo shot off of Colon in the fourth. Colon wound up giving up six runs in total on eight hits (including four homers) and a walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Here is video of the first homer Torres hit:

Torres is the second-youngest Yankee in club history with a multi-homer game. Mickey Mantle was 20 years and 296 days old when he went yard twice on August 11, 1952. Torres is 21 years, 159 days old. Joe DiMaggio was 21-212 when he hit two on June 24, 1936.

So much for respecting one’s elders. We’re currently seeing a youth movement in baseball. 19-year-old Juan Soto hit his first major league homer on Monday against the Padres. 20-year-olds Ronald Acuña and Mike Soroka debuted for the Braves earlier this year. Could 19-year-old Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. join them soon?