Dodgers' Aaron Miles plays against the Washington Nationals last… (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)
He’s still out there. Still waiting too.
Aaron Miles was a player who benefited from all the injuries that ravaged the Dodgers last season. He went from a non-roster invitee to decent utility player who ended up with 490 plate appearances.
Miles ended up batting .275, with .314 on-base and .346 slugging percentages in 136 games. The switch-hitting infielder, who could play second and third, probably thought he had earned a return trip, if not to the Dodgers, with some major-league team.
Only it never happened. The Dodgers signed utility infielders Adam Kennedy and Jerry Hairston Jr., and no other team offered Miles a spot.
But Miles, 35, isn’t ready to retire. His agent, David Schwartz, told MLB Rumors that Miles is working out, staying in shape and still hopeful the right situation for him will develop.
-- The Wall Street Journal on the original blueprints for Ebbets Field discovered and being placed on display.
-- Sports Illustrated’s wonderful Steve Rushin salutes Vin Scully: “If it's the last voice I ever hear I'll die happy.”
-- It was another close play to end a game, and somewhat like Sunday’s triple play, multiple replays show that the umpires missed the call on the play at the plate Wednesday.
-- Chad Moriyama, however, said the controversial ending to Wednesday’s game should be less of a question than manager Don Mattingly’s curious moves in the 10th inning.
-- Bad news lingering? A report in The Times suggests Guggenheim Baseball Management is likely to try and develop the property around Dodger Stadium. And you know who is still going to own half of that.
-- At the Jewish Journal, a request for kosher hot dogs at Dodger Stadium.
-- KPCC public radio looks at Paul Haddad’s new book looking at some of the glory years for the Dodgers, “High Fives, Pennant Drives and Fernandomania.”
-- ESPN’s Christina Kahrl thinks the Dodgers-Brewers series has made for some terrific baseball drama.
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