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Pacers sign McGuire to 10-day contract

Pacers sign McGuire to 10-day contract

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Dominic McGuire to a 10-day contract.

McGuire is a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward who has played with six teams during his six-year NBA career. He played nine games earlier this season with the New Orleans Hornets where he averaged 2.1 points and 3.1 rebounds.

McGuire was Washington's second-round draft pick in 2007, No. 47 overall.

The move comes one day after Indiana released forward Sam Young. The four-year veteran averaged 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 28 games this season. They also have recalled first-round draft pick Miles Plumlee from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA's D-League.

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Nationals manager Dave Martinez remains in Washington for further testing

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Nationals manager Dave Martinez remains in Washington for further testing

Davey Martinez remained in Washington for further medical testing, the Nationals announced Monday. Bench coach Chip Hale will manage the team Monday night instead.

Martinez left Sunday’s series finale against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning because he was not feeling well. He went to a local hospital for further examinations upon the recommendation from Nationals medical staff. They said at the time they expected Martinez to join the team in St. Louis, though they did not specify when.

Hale, 54, joined the Nationals’ staff as bench coach when Martinez was hired ahead of the 2018 season. The Baltimore Orioles interviewed him this offseason for their open managerial position.

Hale has replaced Martinez following each of Martinez’s ejections this season.

Hale managed the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2015-16, where his teams went a combined 148-176. He’s also been the third base coach for the New York Mets, the bench coach for the Oakland A’s, and even a Triple-A manager. Prior, Hale was a part-time major leaguer for seven seasons.

The Nationals open a three-game series Monday night in St. Louis. They have a 1 ½-game lead for homefield in the Wild-Card Game. They are just 2 ½ games in front of Milwaukee for a postseason berth. Just 14 games remain in the season. 

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