Former Padres president to lead Miami Dolphins, former Dolphins president to lead Padres

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Job swap, sports swap:

 

Kinda neat. And while a little weird — you don’t hear a ton about baseball executives becoming football executives and vice-versa — if you’re not on the actual sports operations side of things I presume the skills are pretty comparable. Promote team, sell tickets, make sure ballpark/stadium is functioning, sign checks, avoid doing things like making fun of their opposing players for their psychological problems.

You know, the usual.

Yankees activate Giancarlo Stanton

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The New York Yankees have activated Giancarlo Stanton. He’ll be in the lineup in tonight’s game against the Rays.

Stanton has been on the injured list since April 1 due to a left biceps strain and a left shoulder strain sustained in what Aaron Boone called a “funky swing” at the time. He began a rehab assignment in late May, had it halted due to injury, and resumed it recently. He’s been swinging the bat well during his most recent stint, socking four homers in ten games.

That pop will be welcome. The Yankees have weathered Stanton’s injury — and injuries to Aaron Judge and scads of other players — but a team can’t defy gravity forever. At some point you need your established threats back. With Stanton coming back tonight, Judge coming back later this week and with the addition of Edwin Encarnación in that trade with Seattle, the Bombers should continue to hit bombs throughout the summer.