A rained-out Tuesday was pretty action packed, and a little head-scratching. The Boston Red Sox circled the wagons well on Tuesday, arriving at a unified message delivered to the public about the Dustin Pedroia and Manny Machado situation: this is behind us and we’re all good. But it was a weird string of events that got the Red Sox to that bottom line. Happy Hanley Ramirez decided Tuesday he was going to be Matt Barnes’ public relations representative, running bubbly interference when reporters approached Barnes in the clubhouse. Ramirez then said there was no team meeting to discuss in the fallout from that pitch Barnes threw too close to Machado’s head. Interesting. Sox manager John Farrell
Derek Jeter is teaming with Jeb Bush to buy the Marlins. It looks like a long-talked-about ownership change is happening with the Miami Marlins, and the next owners are a couple of guys with very recognizable names — Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush. According to Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick, the Jeter-Bush group won an auction to buy the Marlins from owner Jeffrey Loria. Further, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says the two sides have an agreement in principle with a $1.3 billion price tag that still needs to be finalized and approved by Major League Baseball.
SAN FRANCISCO — About 45 minutes after the Giants announced that Chris Marrero had been designated for assignment, the left fielder walked up to the locker of one of the newcomers. Marrero patted Christian Arroyo on the back and shook his hand, congratulating him for his first call-up to the big leagues. “That’s my boy,” he said later. “I was really happy for him.” The Arroyo promotion and the addition of Drew Stubbs signaled the end of Marrero’s April run in the lineup. He was cut and Aaron Hill was put on the disabled list, clearing two roster spots. Just as Arroyo forced his way up with three huge weeks in Triple-A, Marrero forced his way onto the opening day roster with a monster spring