Ryan Lawrence tweets that Charlie Manuel’s contract extension is now official.
Presumably it’s along the lines of what Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday and is in the $3.5 million — $4 million range for two years. Since Manuel is under contract for this season already, that keeps him in red pinstripes through 2013.
When reached for comment, Manuel will probably say “gee, that’s swell, ain’t it?”
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.
Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.
Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.