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Odds & Ends: Cubs, Indians, Draft Order

Let's take a look around the web on this Sunday evening:

  • Cubs manager Lou Piniella says that Ryne Sandberg will be "in the mix" to succeed him as Cubs skipper, according to Andrew Simon of MLB.com.  Sandberg is the manager of Chicago's Double-A affiliate and could get consideration as soon as 2011 if Piniella does not ink a new deal.
  • Speaking of the Cubs, the Associated Press reports that hitting coach Von Joshua will not return to the team next year but has been invited to fill a similar role for the Triple-A affiliate.  Sullivan identifies Sandberg as a possible replacement for Joshua, although GM Jim Hendry declined to name names.
  • Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Indians general manager Mark Shapiro wants to appoint the club's next manager by the end of the World Series.  Hoynes says that while Cleveland's list of candidates includes some people who are already in-house, Eric Wedge's replacement will likely come from outside of the organization.
  • Via twitter, ESPN's Keith Law runs down the 2010 MLB Draft order.  Law also notes that spots 9-11 could change.
  • Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron, who is a free agent this offseason, suffered a minor concussion when he hit his head diving for a ball in the sixth inning of the season finale, writes Adam McCalvy of Brew Beat.  Cameron says that he has had several concussions during the course of his career but assured reporters that he'll "be fine."








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