Sand­berg quits as Phillies man­ager

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

Ryne Sand­berg re­signed Fri­day as Philadelphia Phillies man­ager with the team mired in the NL East cel­lar at 26- 48, worst record in the ma­jor leagues. Sand­berg, 55, went 119- 159 over parts of three sea­sons, in­clud­ing 73- 89 in 2014, his only full sea­son. Third base coach Pete Mack­anin took over as in­terim man­ager be­fore Fri­day’s game against Washington.


Min­nesota put rookie out­fielder By­ron Bux­ton on the 15- day dis­abled list be­cause of a sprained left thumb, an in­jury that will side­line one of base­ball’s top prospects for at least a month. . . . San Fran­cisco re­liever Jeremy Af­feldt went on the DL be­cause of a left shoul­der strain. . . . In­fielder An­thony Ren­don, who missed Washington’s f irst 52 games with knee and oblique in­juries, re­turned to the DL with a quadri­ceps strain. . . . Hous­ton put re­liever Chad Qualls on the DL be­cause of a pinched nerve in his neck and re­called f irst base­man Jon Sin­gle­ton. . . . Toronto ac­ti­vated rookie sec­ond base­man Devon Travis, who missed nearly six weeks with a shoul­der in­jury.

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