Report: Alex Anthopoulos turns down GM interview with Diamondbacks

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Dodgers’ executive Alex Anthopoulos has turned down an opportunity to interview for a general manager position with the Diamondbacks, per a report by FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. The Diamondbacks released GM Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale on Monday after the club completed their third consecutive season below .500.

Anthopoulos is still in his first year as vice president of baseball operations for the Dodgers. His extensive experience as general manager of the Blue Jays would have made him a strong candidate within the Diamondbacks’ organization, with credentials that include a 489-483 record over six seasons, a postseason run in 2015, and a number of blockbuster trades that brought Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, and David Price to Toronto, among many others. According to Heyman, Anthopoulos was hesitant to entertain the offer and uproot his young family in the process. Other factors, like the extreme rate of turnover among Arizona’s general managers, were not addressed.

Anthopoulos was said to be on the list of managerial candidates alongside Brewers’ vice president Ray Montgomery, Dodgers senior advisor Ned Colletti, Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell, Diamondbacks assistant general manager Bryan Minniti, and MLB executives Peter Woodfork and Kim Ng.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.