Jose Canseco is a manager now. And Ozzie is his bench coach.

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I have total faith that this will work out just fine and will last the entire season. Because I am an insane person:

The Yuma Scorpions announced today that Jose Canseco has been named as the Manager of the minor league baseball team for this coming season in the North American League.  He will also play 1B or DH and will be the first fulltime player manager in professional baseball since Pete Rose held the similar position with the Cincinnati Reds in 1984 – 1986.  In addition, his twin brother Ozzie will serve as his hitting/bench coach and will also play fulltime.

I think the most nuts thing about this isn’t the managing part or the Ozzie part. It’s the Jose-playing-first base part.  I mean, even in the indie leagues they hit the ball on the ground in that direction.

Bryce Harper finally gets his first spring training hit with Phillies

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Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper hasn’t had the best spring training showing. After a delayed start because he didn’t officially sign until early this month, Harper made his Phillies debut on March 9. Then Harper had an injury scare when he was hit in the ankle by a pitch on March 15. Harper returned on Sunday and finally registered his first hit of the spring on Wednesday — a line drive up the middle.

Harper finished 1-for-2 with a walk on the afternoon. In 10 official at-bats, Harper is batting .100/.438/.100. As you can see, five total walks are helping that on-base percentage. Spring stats are largely meaningless, though, so no one should be worried about Harper with the start of the regular season just a week away.