Billy Heywood from “Little Big League” was on “True Detective”

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Through three episodes the second season of “True Detective” has been an underwhelming follow-up to a great first season, but there was one bright spot on last night’s episode: An appearance by Luke Edwards, the child actor who played Twins manager Billy Heywood in the 1994 movie “Little Big League.”

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He appears in a minor role credited as “set photographer” and gives some key details to Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams.

Edwards has been in a ton of different television shows and movies since brilliantly playing Billy Heywood as a kid, but seeing him pop up on “True Detective” was pretty fun.

And if Ken Griffey Jr. ends up being the killer on “True Detective” no one should be surprised.

Marlins designate Derek Dietrich for assignment

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The Marlins designated utilityman Derek Dietrich for assignment, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. This comes amid a flurry of moves on Tuesday night as teams prepare their rosters ahead of the Rule 5 draft next month.

Dietrich, 29, is coming off another strong season in which he hit .265/.330/.421 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI, and 72 runs scored in 551 plate appearances. He played all over the diamond, spending most of his time in left field and at first base. Dietrich also played some second base, third base, and right field.

Dietrich is entering his third of four years of arbitration eligibility. He earned $2.9 million this past season and MLB Trade Rumors projects him to earn $4.8 million in 2019. Cutting Dietrich represents a bit more than 4 million in savings for the rebuilding and perennially small-market Marlins. Dietrich should draw some interest, so the Marlins could end up trading him rather soon.

Wonder how J.T. Realmuto, now the longest-tenured Marlin, is feeling right about now.