Billy Butler has his own barbeque sauce in Kansas City

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This seems only natural for a 250-pound designated hitter in Kansas City who goes by the nicknames “Bam Bam” and “Country Breakfast”: Billy Butler has his own barbeque sauce.

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Barbeque sauce in Kansas City seems like a tough market to break into, but Butler’s sauce is raising money for his “Hit-It-A-Ton” charity that helps local families in need of food.

Mets sign Matt Kemp to minor league deal

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The Mets have had a lot of injuries in their outfield. How many? So many that they’re bringing in Matt Kemp, who they just signed on a minor league deal. Hey, why not? He’s functionally free.

Kemp was released by the Reds earlier this month after batting just .200/.210/.283 over 62 plate appearances. While he was a pretty useful player for the first half of the 2018 season for the Dodgers, the odds of him making major contributions to the Mets this year are probably about the same odds there were on Adrián González making an impact when the Mets signed him last year. But again: what’s the harm?