Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro “covets” Padres starter Andrew Cashner. Handy, of course, given that the Padres are one of the teams said to be interested in trading for Cole Hamels.
It would take more than Cashner, though. He’s pretty spiffy when he’s pitching, but he has struggled to stay healthy. Still, the 28-year-old right-hander has a 2.96 ERA in 51 starts while holding opponents to a .234 batting average since becoming a full-time stater.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.
The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.
Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.
Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.
The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.