THEY SAID IT

Los Angeles Times - - INSIDE BASEBALL - — Bill Shaikin

“Every­body’s time is up at some point. I don’t think that’s my prob­lem, though.”

— DAVID OR­TIZ, Bos­ton Red Sox des­ig­nated hit­ter. Or­tiz, 39, hit a home run Satur­day but en­tered play with a bat­ting av­er­age of .225 over­all, .114 against left-handed pitch­ing, and a -0.2 WAR (wins above re­place­ment), one of the six low­est WAR fig­ures among Amer­i­can League reg­u­lars. “I just don’t like giv­ing free­bies. Iwant some­one to beat me.”

— KEN GILES, Philadel­phia Phillies pitcher, to the Philadel­phia Daily News, ex­plain­ing a dugout in­ci­dent on Fri­day cap­tured on tele­vi­sion. The Phillies or­dered him to walk Pe­dro Al­varez of the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates. Af­ter the in­ning, Giles re­turned to the dugout and got into a shout­ing match with pitch­ing coach Bob McClure, so heated that the Phillies’ broad­cast­ers said Giles and McClure had to be sep­a­rated by Cole Hamels. “What­was so funny about the list is: Iwas like, ‘Guys, all th­ese things have been out for, like, six years. How do you not have any of this stuff?’ ”

— BRAN­DON MOSS, Cleve­land In­di­ans out­fielder, on the ran­som note de­liv­ered by In­di­ans re­liev­ers, ask­ing for Ap­ple prod­ucts in ex­change for the ball Moss hit for his 100th ca­reer home run, which landed in the Cleve­land bullpen. Ap­ple agreed to honor the de­mands, which in­cluded four iPads, three Ap­ple watches, and an iPhone.

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