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The White Sox seem to be interested in keeping Robin Ventura as their manager next season:
The White Sox have expressed a desire to retain Robin Ventura as their manager for the 2017 season. The caveat to the story was that they want to retain him, if he wants to return. It’s a rather odd nugget to throw into a story.
Albert Pujols is done for the season:
Albert Pujols underwent shockwave therapy on the arch of his right foot for his plantar fasciitis. He is shut down for the season.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) September 30, 2016
Colorado opted to shut down Gerardo Parra:
#Rockies OF Gerardo Parra had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in troublesome left ankle this morning. His difficult season is done.— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) September 30, 2016
Yan Gomes joined the Indians quicker than many expected:
Indians will activate catcher Yan Gomes. He'll be available to play defense.@— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) September 30, 2016
This is good news for the Pirates:
A.J. Schugel saw Dr. David Altchek for second opinion. Confirmed rotator cuff inflammation, rest and rehab, no surgery.— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) September 29, 2016
Cincinnati won’t be searching for a new manager this winter:
Price will return as #reds manager in 2017, with option for '18. All coaches invited back as well— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) September 30, 2016
Theo Epstein received an extension, as did several of his colleagues:
Will be the same. 5 yrs. Not official or anything yet. https://t.co/4u5m3ecyyl— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) September 28, 2016
Jeremy Hellickson seems to be expecting an extensive deal this off-season:
Hellickson tweaked his knee running the bases. Not serious. He said he enjoyed his time with the Phillies, but would like a multi-year deal.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) September 30, 2016
An Ivan Nova suspension seems to be coming:
Ivan Nova said he would like to remain in Pittsburgh. He said comfort will play a role in decision— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) September 30, 2016
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