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San Francisco is considering another extension for Madison Bumgarner:
Bumgarner, 27, has been San Francisco’s most consistent starting pitching option. He has pitched at least 200 innings in each of the last six seasons and has proven to be valuable at the front-end of the Giants rotation.
Over 226.2 innings this season, Bumgarner pitched to a 2.74 ERA and 3.24 FIP. He’s pitched to a career 2.99 ERA and has posted a career 2.11 postseason ERA.
Kansas City will exercise Alcides Escobar’s option for next season.
Devon Travis will be out for the remainder of the playoffs:
Travis is off the Jays' roster, per an MLB release. Justin Smoak has replaced him. Travis is now also ineligible for the World Series.— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) October 15, 2016
Eddie Perez is drawing a notable amount of interest as a managerial candidate:
Hearing that #Braves 1B coach Eddie Perez drawing managerial interest not just from Rockies but also from #Diamondbacks.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) October 15, 2016
Interesting note for the Dodgers:
Sources: Enrique Hernandez will be on the Dodgers' roster, and is expected to start today against Jon Lester.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 15, 2016
Pittsburgh wants to determine if John Jaso can serve as a third base or outfield option moving forward, according to MLB.com’s Adam Berry.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2001, the Diamondbacks win their first ever playoff series.