Tony La Russa makes it clear: Last night was his last managing gig

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Prior to the National League’s win last night Tony La Russa was asked if being back in the dugout had him thinking about possibly coming out of retirement, but his response to “is this a one-time thing?” left no doubt that he’s done managing:

Absolutely. I don’t believe that. I know that. I don’t think the commissioner is going to make this a yearly thing, where I’m going to manage the All-Star game. I think it’s one and out.

So if managing again isn’t an option, what is La Russa going to be doing with his time at age 67?

The commissioner’s keeping me busy. But someday, I’ll work in somebody’s [front] office, because I like winning and losing.

Well, mostly winning.

In the meantime he’s reportedly earning $2.5 million per year as a special advisor to Bud Selig, Joe Torre, and Major League Baseball, which isn’t a bad way to spend “retirement.”

Adeiny Hechavarría rejoins Braves on one-year, $1 million deal

Adeiny Hechavarría
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On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.

Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.

The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.