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Brosius to manage under-18 U.S. team, plus notes02.07.11

My second Associated Press post of the night. I feel lazy.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Former World Series MVP Scott Brosius has become the manager of the under-18 national team for the United States.

USA Baseball made the announcement Monday.

Brosius was the MVP when the New York Yankees won the 1998 championship. The All-Star third baseman is going into his fourth year as head coach at Linfield College in Oregon.

The under-18 team will play in a Pan American tournament at Colombia starting in late September.

Former big leaguer Brian McRae will be an assistant coach on the team.

Newsday and The Post each had stories about Derek Jeter this afternoon.

• Phil Hughes also talked to reporters in Tampa this morning. Here’s the lead quote from The Post: “When you have a bad second half, all I thought about was those bad games because there weren’t very many good ones mixed in there,” Hughes said.

• The AP also had a story this afternoon about the Eric Chavez signing. It was nothing unusual — just a few paragraphs about him agreeing to a minor league deal — but the last paragraph stood out: Chavez has had five operations since September 2007, including three on his shoulder and two on his back. He felt spasms on both sides of his neck last year after a spring training drill in which a minor leaguer collided with his right shoulder. Everyone knows Chavez has been hurt a lot, but I didn’t realize it had been five surgeries in four years. That’s just brutal.

Robby Hammock signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks. You’re forgiven if you’ve forgotten — or never knew — that he played in the Yankees system last year. He hit .180 in 22 games for Scranton.

Michael Young has officially requested a trade out of Texas. Really nice player, but the Yankees don’t have a spot for him. He’d get less playing time in New York than in Texas.

Associated Press photo

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