• John Stearns (Mgr ’06, ’08-’09) is back in the majors as third-base coach with the Seattle Mariners. Stearns had been the organization’s minor league catching coordinator and is temporarily filling in for coach Jeff Datz, who is battling cancer. (H/T Geoff Morrow)
• The Nationals remain high on Destin Hood (’12-’13) despite his struggles at Double-A as he goes through a learning curve. (MiLB [Driver])
• Set your DVR for Friday night at 7:30 as abc27’s Gregg Mace reports live from Metro Bank Park on a special that takes you inside the Harrisburg Senators.
Old Faces, New Places
• With only one year of Spanish in high school, the best I can figure is that Jack Spradlin (’08-’10) switched teams from the Tijuana Toros to the Tecate Cerveceros of the Liga Norte de México
• The Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association have signed Jeremy Mayo (’12) for 2013
• Sidewinding southpaw Joe Testa (’12) has inked a deal with the AA’s Wichita Wingnuts