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Tue Oct 7, 2014 6:59pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Bench coach Chip Hale was granted permission from the Oakland Athletics to interview for managerial openings with the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Hale was scheduled to be in Phoenix on Tuesday to meet with general manager Dave Stewart. He was a finalist for the Seattle Mariners job that went to Lloyd McClendon last offseason.

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First baseman Eric Hosmer made good on a Twitter invitation to Kansas City Royals fans to meet players at McFadden's bar after a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Division Series on Sunday.

In a tweet at 12:04 a.m. CT Monday, Hosmer issued the open invite to a fan base frenzied by Kansas City's first postseason series victory in three decades. A video from McFadden's showed Hosmer and closer Greg Holland spraying champagne at the 500-plus fans who came to the bar for the extended celebration.

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After one season as Chicago Cubs hitting coach, Bill Mueller resigned from the job, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

Mueller's resignation comes after the Cubs reassigned assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley to another position in the organization.

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Oct 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) watches his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning in game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports