The Diamondbacks and Rockies are interested in Eddie Perez

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It’s been a busy offseason for Braves’ first base coach Eddie Perez, who has been in the mix for three different managerial openings with the Braves, Rockies, and now, according to a report by David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Diamondbacks as well.

The Braves passed on Perez earlier this week, naming interim manager Brian Snitker to the post instead. Snitker was promoted in May following former manager Fredi Gonzalez’s departure, and saw the team through a 59-65 record to close out the 2016 season.

The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, are not only mired in a search for their new manager, but for a new GM to boot. It’s unclear whether they would prefer to hire a general manager who can offer his own staff recommendations, but right now, it looks like they’re just trying to plug holes as quickly as they can. Perez, 48, has yet to manage at the major league level, but spent the last 11 seasons as a player-coach in Double-A Mississippi, bullpen and first base coach for the Braves, and four-time manager in the Venezuelan Winter League.

As for the Rockies, they appear to have narrowed their candidates down to, well, almost every viable candidate. Perez’s name is in the mix, along with the Padres’ Bud Black (though to be a favorite for the Braves’ managerial opening not too long ago), the Astros’ Brad Mills and Bo Porter, the Brewers’ Ron Roenicke, the Indians’ Sandy Alomar Jr., the Red Sox’ Torey Lovullo, the Cubs’ Dave Martinez, the Giants’ Ron Wotus, and, to top it all off, Rockies’ Triple-A manager Glenallen Hill. No one appears to have declined the opportunity to interview with Colorado’s head honchos yet, but no clear frontrunners have emerged, either.

New bill to build Athletics stadium on Las Vegas Strip caps Nevada’s cost at $380 million

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — A bill introduced in the Nevada Legislature would give the Oakland Athletics up to $380 million for a potential 30,000 seat, $1.5 billion retractable roof stadium on the Las Vegas Strip.

The bulk of the public funding would come from $180 million in transferable tax credits from the state and $120 million in county bonds, which can vary based on interest rate returns. Clark County also would contribute $25 million in credit toward infrastructure costs.

The A’s have been looking for a home to replace Oakland Coliseum, where the team has played since arriving from Kansas City for the 1968 season. The team had sought to build a stadium in Fremont, San Jose and finally the Oakland waterfront, all ideas that never materialized.

The plan in the Nevada Legislature won’t directly raise taxes. It can move forward with a simply majority vote in the Senate and Assembly. Lawmakers have a little more than a week to consider the proposal before they adjourn June 5, though it could be voted on if a special session is called.

The Athletics have agreed to use land on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, where the Tropicana Las Vegas casino resort sits. Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao has said he is disappointed the team didn’t negotiate with Oakland as a “true partner.”

Las Vegas would be the fourth home for a franchise that started as the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901-54. It would become the smallest TV market in Major League Baseball and the smallest market to be home to three major professional sports franchises.

The team and Las Vegas are hoping to draw from the nearly 40 million tourists who visit the city annually to help fill the stadium. The 30,000-seat capacity would make it the smallest MLB stadium.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said a vote on the Oakland Athletics’ prospective move to Las Vegas could take place when owners meet June 13-15 in New York.

The plan faces an uncertain path in the Nevada Legislature. Democratic leaders said financing bills, including for the A’s, may not go through if Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoes the five budget bills, which he has threatened to do as many of his priorities have stalled or faded in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

Under the bill, the Clark County Board of Commissioners would create a homelessness prevention and assistance fund along the stadium’s area in coordination with MLB and the Nevada Resort Association. There, they would manage funds for services, including emergency rental and utility assistance, job training, rehabilitation and counseling services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The lease agreement with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority would be up for renewal after 30 years.

Nevada’s legislative leadership is reviewing the proposal, Democratic state Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager said in a statement.

“No commitment will be made until we have both evaluated the official proposal and received input from interested parties, including impacted community members,” Yeager said.