Photo of the Day: Willie Mays’ catch in color

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UPDATE: The photo was colorized by John Turney, and first pointed out at UniWatch last year. Awesome job. Sorry I was unaware of the provenance until a few minutes ago.

11:02 AM: I have no idea where this came from. I saw it on a friends’ Facebook page. I don’t know if it’s an original color picture or expertly colorized. All I know is that it’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while:

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Athletics DFA Liam Hendriks

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The Oakland A’s have designated reliever Liam Hendriks for assignment.

Hendriks got blown up for four runs on four hits — two homers — in an inning of work yesterday and the A’s have apparently seen enough. It’s been a rough go if it all around, really, as he’s posted a 7.36 ERA over 13 appearances.

Hendriks, who appeared in 70 games last season, signed a one-year deal last winter to avoid arbitration. The deal is for $1.9 million, so anyone claiming him off of waivers or trading for him will owe him a bit over half of that. Given the durability the eight-year veteran has shown in previous seasons that’s not out of the question, but his ineffectiveness this year, combined with a groin problem that caused him to miss some time, may give suitors pause.