Sons of Manny, Clemens, Biggio, Moyer, Pettitte among potential draft picks

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One of my favorite parts of the draft each year is all the relatives of current and former big leaguers being picked out of high school and college.

Conor Glassey of Baseball America has combed through thousands of potential draftees to put together a pretty extensive list of players with MLB bloodlines, along with some other players with famous relatives outside of baseball.

Glassey’s list includes the sons of Manny Ramirez, Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens, Jay Buhner, Bucky Dent, John Farrell, Torii Hunter, Rafael Palmeiro, Andy Pettitte, and Jamie Moyer, plus Jason Heyward’s brother, Harmon Killebrew’s grandson, Ruben Amaro Jr.’s nephew … you get the idea.

Check out the whole list and spend the rest of the day feeling old/nostalgic.

Rick Renteria taken to hospital after complaining about lightheadedness

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria was taken to the hospital before Monday night’s game in Minnesota against the Twins after complaining about lightheadedness, Dan Santaromita of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Renteria underwent testing which reportedly didn’t turn anything alarming.

Bench coach Joe McEwing is managing Monday’s contest, a makeup of a postponed game from April 15, in Renteria’s place.

The rebuilding White Sox entered Monday’s action 46-77. They have gone a combined 113-172 (.396) with Renteria at the helm. However, the organization has one of the game’s most highly regarded minor league systems in the game, so Renteria’s squad certainly could be a contender in the near future.