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.

Shawn Tolleson retires from baseball

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball. The right-hander experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week.

Tolleson, who turns 31 years old on Saturday, last pitched in the majors in 2016. He had two very good years out of the bullpen for the Rangers in 2014-15, posting an aggregate 2.88 ERA with 145 strikeouts and 45 walks across 144 innings.

Tolleson signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery several months later. The Rangers inked him to a minor league contract in December 2017, but he wasn’t able to work his way back.