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John McDonald rejoins Indians. This time as a coach!

I know you were holding your breath hoping he was signed to be the #2 hitter... Alas...

Believe it or not, this "Johnny Mac" photo is from 2013.
Believe it or not, this "Johnny Mac" photo is from 2013.
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• John McDonald will serve as a special assistant for the Indians in 2015. He will initially specialize in "minor league infield development."

• It took until February of 2015, but Mother Nature finally tired of Dustin Pedroia yesterday. Here's Boston's favorite midget, buried in a mound of snow:

• Now onto more likeable second basemen, Jason Kipnis tweeted this encouraging update on his rehab:

• Bastian bravely surveyed twitter on its preference for a Tribe batting order. Here are the results. It's surprising Carlos Santana made the starting 9 at all, given that 75 percent does not hit 30 home runzzz.

• The Braves signed Matt Capps. And Jose Veras.

• Victor Martinez is out 4-6 weeks after undergoing successful surgery on his knee. I believe this is better news for the Tigers than some expected.

• In what sounds like a story you'd only hear about the Phillies, Mets or Twins, the "Blue Jays and Tigers have never discussed a trade involving Dioner Navarro." Hey, it's fine with me if these are the types of guys you're going to be linked to but not be able to land, Mr. Dombrowski.