Ryan Theriot is laughing at the Dodgers’ new front office

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Ryan Theriot, who played eight seasons in the majors for four different teams as a light-hitting infielder, has some strong opinions about the Dodgers rebuilding their front office around Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi.

I hopefully don’t need to point out how silly this is.

Many of the best general managers now and throughout baseball history either didn’t play in the majors at all or didn’t play well in the majors. And many of the best players who go on to become general managers fare poorly in a front office role. Same thing goes for good hitting and pitching coaches not being good hitters and pitchers themselves. And on and on and on.

Some might even suggest that Ryan Theriot having played eight seasons in the majors doesn’t seem to have helped him form worthwhile opinions about baseball.

Report: Nationals to call up prospect Carter Kieboom

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Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will promote middle infield prospect Carter Kieboom to the majors ahead of Friday’s game against the Padres. The Nationals are currently dealing with injuries to shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon, so the club hopes Kieboom can help the team tread water at the very least.

Kieboom, 21, was selected by the Nationals in the first round (28th overall) in the 2016 draft. MLB Pipeline currently rates him No. 2 in the Nationals’ system and No. 37 overall. Kieboom has played both second base and shortstop this season after exclusively playing shortstop previously in his professional career.

With Triple-A Fresno to start the 2019 season, Kieboom hit .379/.506/.636 with three homers, 18 RBI, and 14 runs scored in 83 plate appearances.