Norman Rockwell’s “The Rookie” sells for $20 million

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This painting came out in 1957, on the cover of the “Saturday Evening Post.” It’s a pretty good painting as far as Rockwells go, I suppose. I like it mostly because ever since I first saw it my personal caption for it has been “A new guy? Oh my God, I hope — oh, whew! Don’t worry everyone. He’s white.”

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In any event, this pre-Pumpsie Green Red Sox clubhouse scene just sold for $20 million. Which, wow.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.