Trevor Cahill has been demoted to the bullpen. For now.

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The other night Trevor Cahill came out of the bullpen for the Braves, signaling that he had been demoted. Made sense given how terrible he’s been. But Fredi Gonzalez says it’s only temporary:

“I told him this was not a permanent move,” Gonzalez said. “A lot of things can happen, right? You think he’s going to be in the bullpen for a couple of weeks and then one of our guys sprains a toe and he’s back in the rotation. For right now, he can help us out of the bullpen.”

Some help, as he allowed four runs in two innings in his first relief stint, but what else is Gonzalez going to say? The truth? Something like “it’s way more likely we’re going to DFA Cahill than let him back in the rotation, but we’ll try to hide him in mopup duty for now.”

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.