AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Littlefield also met last week with Atlanta third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez. Tracy’s five-year stint as Dodgers manager ended on Monday by what officially was termed a “mutual agreement” with general manager Paul DePodesta. – Tony Jackson Mulder update: St. Louis lefty Mark Mulder said he woke up at 4 a.m. Friday with a throbbing throwing arm after getting hit with a line drive by Joe Randa during the Cardinals’ 6-2 victory in Game 2 over San Diego on Thursday. “It’s just bruised, sore and stiff,” Mulder said after a long treatment session. “It looks pretty cute. I couldn’t throw today, there’s no way.” Mulder expects to know more today once the swelling goes down, but he has no idea when he’ll throw again – partly because it’s unclear when he would pitch next week if the Cardinals advance to the NL championship series, which could happen with a win in Game 3 tonight at Petco Park. Former Dodgers manager Jim Tracy will be in Pittsburgh on Monday to interview for the Pirates’ managerial vacancy, Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield told the Pittsburgh media on Friday. Former Oakland manager Ken Macha, a suburban Pittsburgh resident, is scheduled to interview for the same job Sunday. Tracy is believed to be the favorite for the job because of his relationship with Littlefield, who was Montreal’s player development director during the late 1990s while Tracy was the Expos’ bench coach under then-manager Felipe Alou. The new manager probably will be publicly introduced as the Pirates’ new manager by late Monday afternoon so he can attend the club’s organizational meetings, which begin on Tuesday in Bradenton, Fla. Roster moves: Colorado Rockies outfielder Dustan Mohr opted for free agency after refusing an assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs. … Minnesota dropped designated hitter Matthew LeCroy off the 40-man roster and outrighted him to Triple-A Rochester along with outfielder Jason Tyner and third baseman Glenn Williams. Also, Twins general manager Terry Ryan declined the $8.5 million option on the contract of left-handed pitcher Joe Mays, who will received a $500,000 buyout and become a free agent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!