Link-O-Rama: Cox win 2,000th as Braves manager
* Bobby Cox won his 2,000th game as Braves manager last night, becoming just the fourth manager in baseball history to reach 2,000 wins with one team. Connie Mack of the A’s, John McGraw of the Giants, and Walter Alston of the Dodgers are the other three.
Cox has 2,355 wins overall, as he managed the Blue Jays from 1982-1985 and won Manager of the Year honors in his final season with Toronto. He’s had a winning record in 20 of his 27 seasons as manager and perhaps most impressively is the all-time leader in manager ejections with 143.
* Your daily A-Rod and K-Hud update: According to the New York Post, Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson attended Jose Molina’s bachelor party Sunday night along with CC Sabathia, Mariano Rivera, and Carl Crawford.
* Speaking of Rivera, he’s officially been named judge of the Yankees’ kangaroo court after being presented with a robe and gavel yesterday.
* Released by the Mets during spring training, Freddy Garcia has signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox. Garcia is friends with manager Ozzie Guillen and pitched for Chicago from 2004-2006, winning the clinching game of the World Series in 2005.
* Longtime scout Mike Berger has been hired as the Diamondbacks’ new farm director after A.J. Hinch moved from that role to manager last month. Arizona picks back-to-back at 16th and 17th in tonight’s draft.