OAKLAND, Calif. — The Athletics dealt with another sewage problem Tuesday, this time in their dugout instead of the clubhouse area and nearby hallway.
Some players reported foul smells from the bathroom end of their dugout, while INF Jemile Weeks said there was "a good amount" of water being cleaned out of the area during the team's 2-1 win over the Angels.
In June, a clogged pipe caused a sewage backup and flooding on the bottom floor of the ballpark that sent the Mariners and A's scrambling around in towels and heading for higher ground in the Oakland Raiders' locker room.
After a hazmat crew inspected the affected areas for E-coli, new carpeting and other work was done in the hallway between clubhouses, and cleanup in the umpires' room.
BRAUN IN TOWN: Suspended LF Ryan Braun visited the Brewers just to say hello to teammates and staff, manager Ron Roenicke told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Braun had not been at Miller Park since July 22, when he accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension for his connection to the Miami-area anti-aging clinic suspected of providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.
"It was really nice to see him," Roenicke told the Journal-Sentinel. "All the staff was happy to see him; the players were happy to see him. It was nice he came in."
Roenicke told the paper there was no formal clubhouse meeting. "He just came in to visit," he said. "He told me a while ago when we talked that he wanted to come in. He didn't want it to be a distraction. I told him it wouldn't be. So, he came in and I'm really glad he did.
"He looked good. I think all the guys were really happy to see him. He was just in to say hi. He misses the game and he misses the guys, so he wanted to come in and say hi."
In other Brewers news, SS Jean Segura left the game against the Cubs after the first inning with what the team announced as a strained right hamstring.
MAZ AUCTION: Former Pirates 2B Bill Mazeroski is selling memorabilia from the most iconic moment of his Hall of Fame career. Mazeroski will have several personal items auctioned at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in November, including the jersey he wore in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, when he hit a series-winning home run. Mazeroski, 77, said the jersey, which is expected to go for more than $100,000, has been sitting around collecting mothballs for years and felt it was time to "share it with the public."
GIANTS: LH reliever Jeremy Affeldt, who aggravated a left groin injury last week in his first outing after spending 50 days on the disabled list, was shut down for the rest of the season.
REDS: Billy Hamilton, the speedy prospect who stole a professional record 155 bases in the minors last season, made the first start of his career in centerfield. Hamilton went in with three at-bats but five stolen bases.