“I’m not too worried about it,” said Dickerson, who didn’t start Tuesday because of his bothersome foot. “I just try to put it in the back of my mind.”
“The one thing I’ve seen about Alex, since he’s been back, he’s having fun and he’s enjoying what he’s doing,” manager Joe Girardi said. “Hopefully that just continues for him.”
The league announced the award on Thursday. Injuries limited Leonard to just 64 games this season. But he still managed to make an enormous impact, especially on the defensive end of the floor.
“I think performance-enhancing drugs, not only for baseball but all athletics, is not an issue that you can check off as solved,” new baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. “The temptation to use drugs is large, and I don’t think it’s realistic to expect in any sport that you’re to get to a situation where you never, ever have another violation.”
“Obviously, we were intrigued with what we saw there,” Eagles personnel chief Ed Marynowitz said Thursday. “We saw a player who improved from the last time we saw him live, which was when he was here with New England. We had some conversations and some discussions, and we felt that it was an opportunity to bring in someone who could compete for a spot.
“I’ve agreed with Mr. Castellini that we’re going to have a conversation about what specific kind of participation the Reds are interested in, and we have not had that conversation yet,” Manfred said Thursday during a meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors. “You can rest assured that he will about allowed to participate in some of the activities.”
“That makes no sense to me,” Elway said. “If he gets hurt here he’s covered. If he gets hurt somewhere else he’s not.”
“I want to be out there no matter what,” Dickerson said. “If I can play through it, I’m going to play through it.”
“Long game, it was a late night,” a smiling Seabrook said. “It’s nice to end that one.”