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With Buck Showalter away from team, John Russell manages for a day
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Because manager Buck Showalter was in Texas on Saturday to witness his daughter’s graduation from law school, bench coach John Russell took over the team for a day. Russell said he spoke with Showalter at length Friday night about the lineup and game plan, and he then talked to him on the phone Saturday afternoon after Showalter’s plane landed in Texas.
By Dan Connolly
May 17, 2014