Johnny Damon cuts off Manny Ramirez’s first pitch

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The Red Sox held a reunion for their 2004 World Series championship team before Wednesday’s game against the Braves. Manny Ramirez, who has been hired as a player-coach for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, was in attendance. So was Johnny Damon.

You might remember this blooper from that 2004 championship season, which will forever be included on “Manny Being Manny” highlight reels …

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Damon got a bit of revenge for that surprise cutoff when Manny went to throw his ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, with a cameo from Jason Varitek at catcher …

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Ramirez spoke about the end of his Red Sox tenure with Sean McAdam of CSNNewEngland.com.

Report: Brewers to sign Brock Holt

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have signed infielder Brock Holt. Contract details are not yet known.

Holt, 31, spent most of the last six years as a part-time player with the Red Sox, playing a little bit of a lot of positions. Last year, he hit .297/.369/.402 with 19 extra-base hits, 31 RBI, and 38 runs scored in 295 plate appearances. He spent a majority of his time at second base but also logged time at first base, shortstop, third base, and both corner outfield spots.

It will be interesting to see how the Brewers deploy Holt. His best chances at playing time would figure to be at third base and shortstop.