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MLB: Larkin not managerial candidate for the Reds

Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin is not a candidate to become the Cincinnati Reds manager.

Dick Williams, president of baseball operations said Tuesday that Larkin prefers to remain in his current role of helping develop minor league players.

A Cincinnati native, Larkin spent his 19-year big league career with the Reds.

Manager Bryan Price was fired on April 19 after a 3-15 start.

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Russell remains on leave

Chicago manager Joe Maddon says it would not be a distraction if shortstop Addison Russell plays again for the Cubs. Maddon has “no idea” if he will and knows “nothing about the process playing itself out.”

Russell has not been with the team since Major League Baseball placed him on administrative leave Friday following a blog post attributed to Melissa Reidy containing allegations of emotional and physical abuse while they were married. Russell has denied the accusations.

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