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Sports briefs: Union to monitor Miami Marlins after payroll purge
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MLB • The players' association will monitor the Miami Marlins following their payroll purge. The union says it's too early to determine whether the salary cuts will cause any issues under baseball's labor contract.

Baseball's labor contract requires that revenue-sharing money be used in to improve a team's performance on the field.

The Marlins opened last season with a $112 million payroll and cut it to $90 million by the end of the season.

With the trade of All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes and four others to Toronto on Tuesday, Miami's payroll next season is projected at about $36 million.

Gibbons rehired as Toronto manager

MLB • John Gibbons was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for the second time Tuesday, returning to a team that just invigorated its roster after a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins.

Gibbons managed Toronto from 2004-2008 and had a 305-305 record, making him the third winningest manager in franchise history.

Patrick, husband announce divorce

Auto Racing • Danica Patrick said Tuesday she and her husband are divorcing after seven years of marriage.

Patrick announced the split with Paul Hospenthal on her Facebook page. She said the two have amicably decided to end their marriage.

Hospenthal is a physical therapist who met Patrick while treating her for a non-racing injury.

The two were married in 2005, and he is 17 years older than the 30-year-old NASCAR driver.

From wire reports

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