I may need a disguise when I visit Giants camp this spring training

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I’m going to Arizona for spring training the second week of March. I think I may need a bodyguard if I go to Giants camp in Scottsdale, though. All of these tweets are from last night:

For the record, here is the handsome manager list again. I feel like, after all of this, Bochy should move up the list next year based on his sense of humor alone. A good sense of humor is extremely attractive.

Get well soon, Boch. Not that you need to be at 100% strength to pound my scrawny butt into goo if you choose too and like I deserve, but still.

Indians to activate José Ramírez tomorrow

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Indians slugger José Ramírez broke the hamate bone on his right hand last month and had surgery on August 26 to repair it. At the time he was given the same schedule most hamate bone surgery recipients get: 5-7 weeks if all goes well. Apparently all has gone better-than-well for Ramírez, however, because the Indians are going to activate him tomorrow.

That’s good news for the Indians, who are in a dead heat with the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL’s second Wild Card with six games to go.

Ramírez, like his team, started the season slowly, but he had turned things on in July and August to help fuel Cleveland’s surge into playoff contention. He hit .320/.340/.680 with nine homers and 25 driven in in July and was hitting .321/.372/.705 with six homers and 20 driven in August when he went down. Basically, he had been a better version of the Ramírez who won the Silver Slugger Award and came in third in the MVP balloting in 2018, at least for those two months.

It’ll be interesting to see how rusty he is or if the surgery has sapped his power or bat speed. We’ll only have six games in which to see it, though.