Front Office Notes: Dipoto, Hazen, Cherington, Angels

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The Mariners plan to interview current Red Sox consultant and former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. Seattle recently parted with former GM Jack Zduriencik and is on the hunt for a replacement. Seattle appears likely to choose a baseball operations leader with prior experience in a general manager role, though it’s also said to be considering internal options. Here are more notes on the front office and managerial changes expected to take place this fall and winter: Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen is a candidate for the Brewers‘ general manager position, Rosenthal and colleague Jon Morosi report (Twitter links). Milwaukee has not yet begun a formal interview process, he adds. The Brewers say they’ll take their time in finding a new GM, but could be leaning toward a young, analytically-minded candidate. Outgoing Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, meanwhile, may not be in a rush to reclaim that position with a new team, according to another tweet from Rosenthal

Bucs to rest Kang, use him more at 3B

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Jung Ho Kang on Wednesday played in his 111th game of a maiden MLB season that still has a hard month to go. Seeing Kang draw an error on one wide throw from short and not be able to flag down a couple of other grounders confirmed Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s suspicion the Rookie of the Year challenger needs to ramp down.

Vogelsong hits 1st HR in 11 MLB seasons

Vogelsong hits 1st HR in 11 MLB seasons

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With his team down 4-0 in the top of the third, Ryan Vogelsong drove the first pitch he saw from Chris Rusin into the Rockies’ bullpen for a two-run shot, notching his first career home run in 11 big league seasons.

Harper scores four without hit, at-bat

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Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper put together a performance unlike any other in Major League history Thursday night at Nationals Park, all without a hit or an official at-bat.

Zimmerman, Nationals jump out early, drub Braves

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Led by the planet’s hottest hitter in Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals hammered their way to within six games of the Mets in the National League East with a 15-1 win over the Braves on Thursday night.

East Notes: Bradley, Bour, Sabathia

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The Red Sox‘ patience with Jackie Bradley Jr. is finally paying dividends, as Rob Bradford of WEEI.com writes. As Bradford explains, it’s not just about the results on the field. Bradley has, of course, been producing at a remarkable rate since his most recent call-up, but he’s also presented a different kind of demeanor, coachability, and comfort.

Lincecum out for season after surgery on left hip

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Tim Lincecum’s season is over after the Giants right-hander underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on Thursday on his left hip in Vail, Colo.

Jennings, Marlins meet to discuss role

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Dan Jennings met with Marlins senior management on Thursday, with the possibility he could’ve ended his stint as manager and return to the front office. But things remained status quo.

Angels to step up GM search

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The Angels are searching for a full-time GM, and hope to have someone to work with Arte Moreno and Mike Scioscia in place by the end of the season.

Chatwood throws, won’t play for Rox in ’15

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Tyler Chatwood pitched in a competitive baseball game on Wednesday for the first time in more than 16 months, but Walt Weiss confirmed on Thursday that Chatwood will not pitch with the Rockies this season.