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Wil Myers to be activated from disabled list

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MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell reports that the Padres will activate outfielder Wil Myers from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Giants. Outfielder Franmil Reyes will be optioned to Triple-A El Paso.

Myers, 27, has been absent since late April due to a strained left oblique. In 10 games to start the season, Myers hit .300/.300/.450 with a home runa nd three RBI across 40 plate appearances.

Reyes and Hunter Renfroe handled right field in Myers’ place. Myers will resume regular duties in right field now that he’s healthy.

He gone! Hawk Harrelson called his last game yesterday

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Ken Harrelson has been broadcasting for decades but yesterday was his last one. As of today the Hawk has hung up his mic and entered retirement. He gone!

Harrelson, 77, who played in the majors for nine seasons with the A’s, Red Sox, Indians and Senators and led the AL in RBI in 1968. He was also the White Sox’ general manager for a single season in the mid-80s. That didn’t go well — he famously fired Tony La Russa and Dave Dombrowski and traded away a young Bobby Bonilla, but his career as a broadcaster went swimmingly.

Harrelson served as a Red Sox broadcaster from 1975 through 1981. Despite his reputation as an unrepentant homer for his White Sox — who he called “the good guys,” as opposed to the “bad guys” playing them — he was actually fired as a Red Sox broadcaster for being critical of ownership. He then embarked on his first stint with the White Sox before his move into the front office, worked as a Yankees broadcaster from 1987-88 and worked games for NBC’s Game of the Week in the mid-1980s as well. He then returned to call games for the White Sox in 1990 and the rest is history.

Hawk will still be a team ambassador for Chicago so he not totally gone, but the White Sox broadcast booth is entering a new era.