Dale Sveum: “We have all these jobs to someday be fired”

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Fired by the Cubs after going 127-197 (.392) in two seasons as manager, Dale Sveum is now the Royals’ third base coach and told reporters yesterday that he definitely wants to manage again some day:

I walked away with my head up with the understanding I knew what I wanted to do and did it (that) way, to get guys to play hard and prepare every day. People ask me, “would you do things differently?” I say “no,” if I could come up with something — I don’t have that big of an ego — but there’s nothing I would do differently.

He also had an interesting quote about the nature of the job, saying: “You better not lose sight that we have all these jobs to someday be fired. That’s just the way the business is.”

Blake Wood has a damaged UCL

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Angels reliever Blake Wood underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament. Wood will seek further opinions before a course of treatment is decided. Tommy John surgery is a possibility.

Wood, 32, had been on a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire and has been on the disabled list since April 22. Prior to the injury, Wood compiled a 2.31 ERA with a 10/7 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.

Keynan Middleton recently underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a damaged UCL, so it’s not been a great time to be a member of the Angels’ bullpen.