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St. Louis isn’t planning to exercise Matt Holliday’s 2017 option:
Holliday, 36, had a slow offensive year with the Cardinals, posting a .244/.320/.459 average with 20 home runs and 61 RBIs. Holliday has proven to be a power threat throughout the course of his career, but his defense and running abilities appear to indicate he is regressing.
The Reds extended Bryan Price, and as a result, he will be managing next season and has an option for 2018:
While the Reds have been rebuilding and as a result haven’t had much success this season, they are just a game under five-hundred since the All-Star Break. They set a major league record for home runs allowed, though, and went 32-57 before the break.
San Diego is considering a position change for one of its catchers:
Christian Bethancourt has thrown two bullpen sessions. Padres exploring the idea of making him a pitcher/catcher/outfielder hybrid.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) October 1, 2016
Jered Weaver wants to pitch in the majors again:
"I am definitely not retiring," Jered Weaver said.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) October 1, 2016
Kurt Suzuki cares about location when it comes to determining where to play:
Kurt Suzuki held court w/ reporters, said he still hopes to play next season. Geography will be a factor. Young family in Redondo Beach, CA.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) September 30, 2016
Matt Holliday isn’t planning on retiring despite his contract situation with the Cardinals:
Matt Holliday says he does intend to play somewhere next season. "I have a lot of good baseball left in me." #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) October 1, 2016
It seems the Braves don’t have an issue finding another manager internally:
The Braves interviewed their four internal mgr. candidates - Snit, Pendleton, Perez and Porter. Pendleton was said to be very impressive— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 1, 2016
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