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Brian Cashman held at gunpoint by Connecticut police

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman was pulled over and held at gunpoint by police in Darien, Connecticut. NBC New York has the body cam footage.

Cashman’s Jeep Wrangler was stolen on August 3 and later recovered. However, it was still listed as stolen in the New York police database. Additionally, a man who looked like Cashman and drove a similar vehicle had wielded a gun in a doctor’s office earlier that day in Connecticut.

Thankfully for Cashman, the issue quickly deescalated. The police officer recognized Cashman and apologized “for the embarrassment.”

Per Dennis Young of the New York Daily News, Cashman said, “I have high respect for all law enforcement. They do an amazing job whether you’re in Connecticut and New York City — and sometimes unique circumstances can occur.” He added, “Ultimately, if I was a Darien resident, I’d feel good about being protected. If you are stopped, just do what you are told. It will all work out. Let them complete the job they are doing. It’s about public safety.”

Indians to activate José Ramírez tomorrow

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Indians slugger José Ramírez broke the hamate bone on his right hand last month and had surgery on August 26 to repair it. At the time he was given the same schedule most hamate bone surgery recipients get: 5-7 weeks if all goes well. Apparently all has gone better-than-well for Ramírez, however, because the Indians are going to activate him tomorrow.

That’s good news for the Indians, who are in a dead heat with the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL’s second Wild Card with six games to go.

Ramírez, like his team, started the season slowly, but he had turned things on in July and August to help fuel Cleveland’s surge into playoff contention. He hit .320/.340/.680 with nine homers and 25 driven in in July and was hitting .321/.372/.705 with six homers and 20 driven in August when he went down. Basically, he had been a better version of the Ramírez who won the Silver Slugger Award and came in third in the MVP balloting in 2018, at least for those two months.

It’ll be interesting to see how rusty he is or if the surgery has sapped his power or bat speed. We’ll only have six games in which to see it, though.