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Rick Ankiel Unlikely to Continue Comeback Attempt

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Former major league pitcher (and outfielder) Rick Ankiel has been attempting a return to playing in the majors, but he is nearing a decision and could end that comeback bid.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Derrick Goold, Ankiel is closing in on “decision time”, and his agent Scott Boras says that it’s unlikely that Ankiel will continue his comeback bid.

Ankiel last played in the majors back in 2013 and announced his intentions to make a comeback back in August 2018.

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Blue Jays Have “Legitimate Interest” In Jake Odorizzi

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The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to make a splash in free agency and have their sights set on pitcher Jake Odorizzi, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.

The Blue Jays have already conducted a sit-down meeting with Odorizzi’s agents.

Odorizzi, 29, is coming off come off arguably the best season of his career with the Minnesota Twins last season.

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Clint Hurdle Retires From Managing

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Longtime manager Clint Hurdle, who was recently dismissed as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has announced his retirement from managing.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey, Hurdle, 62, may be done managing but he has spoken with organizations about front-office possibilities.

Along with the Pirates, Hurdle has managed the Colorado Rockies as well.

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Cardinals Re-Sign Adam Wainwright

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The St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed veteran right hander Adam Wainwright, according to an official team announcement.

Wainwright’s new deal is for one-year, but the value of the deal is not currently known.

Wainwright, 38, pitched to the tune of a 4.19 ERA last season.

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