Amid reports that the Miami Marlins will be looking for a new manager after the season, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was asked Wednesday about a report linking him to the not-yet-vacant job currently occupied by Dan Jennings.
“I have no idea where that comes from,” Mattingly said.
The Dodgers acquired minor league outfielder Justin Ruggiano and cash considerations from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for cash or a player to be named later before the midnight waiver trade deadline Monday.
With rare exceptions teams don’t comment on waiver-wire transactions in August, which belies how common they are. As I noted above, everyone goes on waivers in August.
The reason is fairly simple.