Jerry Dipoto may stay with the Diamondbacks after all

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When the Diamondbacks hired Kevin Towers as their new general manager last week the assumption was that interim general manager Jerry Dipoto would leave the organization after finishing runner-up in the interview process, but now it sounds like he may stick around.
Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Towers has asked Dipoto to remain with the team “in a significant capacity” and Dipoto is traveling with the Diamondbacks on their road trip to California as “a way for he and Towers to get to know each other better and to continue to discuss their baseball philosophies.”
Dipoto would have no trouble finding another prominent front office job elsewhere and will likely be in the mix for various GM openings this offseason, so staying in Arizona as the assistant to someone who was just signed to a multi-year deal would be somewhat surprising. Can’t blame Towers for trying, though.

Bryce Harper shaved his beard

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Big news out of Washington, D.C. — MLB.com’s Jamal Collier reports that Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has shaved his signature beard. We don’t have any photos as of yet, but Harper did recently post this photo of himself, with a mere five o’clock shadow, from six years ago which can give us a reference point.

6 years ago today!🙌🏻 #19to25

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It hasn’t been the best sports day in the nation’s capital, as Capitals head coach Barry Trotz also announced he was stepping down as head coach after having led his team to a championship.

The Yankees, which coincidentally has a well-known no-facial-hair policy, are in town to make up a suspended game from May 15 and a postponed game from May 16. The suspended game will resume in the top of the sixth inning at 5:05 PM ET. The other game should start shortly after the conclusion of the resumed game. In that game, Sonny Gray will start opposite Erick Fedde.