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Sam Fuld retires, joins Phillies’ front office


Outfielder Sam Fuld announced his retirement from baseball on Friday. The Phillies announced shortly thereafter that Fuld joined the club’s baseball operations as a major league player information coordinator.

Fuld, 35, hadn’t played since 2015 due to a rotator cuff injury for which he underwent surgery in May 2016. Across parts of eight seasons with the Cubs, Rays, Athletics, and Twins, Fuld hit .227/.307/.325. While he struggled to hit, Fuld did provide value on the bases, stealing 67 bases. He was also well-regarded for his defense whether he was in center field or in a corner.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.