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Report: Phillies considering Mickey Callaway as next manager

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ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Phillies are “taking a close look” at current Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway in their search for a new manager.

Callaway, 42, has been with the Indians since 2013. He pitched in the majors between 1999-2004 with the Rays, Angels, and Rangers.

The Phillies fired Pete Mackanin towards the end of the regular season and offered him a new position as assistant to GM Matt Klentak. As the club is approaching being competitive after a lengthy rebuilding phase, the Phillies are likely looking for a manager who has good in-game decision making and an understanding of analytics.

Padres ride double-decker tour bus to AT&T Park

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On Sunday morning, the Padres planned to take a bus from their hotel in San Francisco to AT&T Park ahead of their afternoon game. The bus never showed. MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports that team director of player and staff services TJ Lasita flagged down an empty San Francisco tour bus, negotiated a rate, and got his players an impromptu ride to the ballpark.

The Padres’ Twitter account and Annie Heilbrunn of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted pictures and video:

The Padres and Giants are playing the rubber match of their three-game series this afternoon. The Padres will then travel to Arlington for a series with the Rangers. The Giants will welcome the Rockies.