“Who knows how the rest of baseball views you?” Macha said hours after GM Billy Beane announced there would be no further negotiations to keep the third-year skipper. “I can go home and sleep and know that we used tremendous character to get through this season.” Peavy a possibility Littlefield and Tracy have not yet arranged a face-to-face meeting, but, Littlefield said, “We’d like to get together at some point.” Around the league First base coach Brett Butler’s contract will not be renewed by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Butler also coached bunting and baserunning. A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge in Rockville, Md. dismissed Comcast’s lawsuit against the Baltimore Orioles and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network for a second time. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Jake Peavy is optimistic he can pitch again with a broken rib if the San Diego Padres get to Game 4 of their NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. “I wouldn’t rule it out,” Peavy said. “We’ve got a great medical staff taking a look at all of our options, and I feel like we’ve got some pretty good options that we can take advantage of.” The Padres ace said team doctors are considering a numbing injection into the break, on his right side. Pirates, Tracy talk Jim Tracy, back on the managerial market after he and the Dodgers parted ways earlier this week, was interviewed for two hours by phone by Pittsburgh Pirates GM Dave Littlefield. Ken Macha will walk away from the Oakland Athletics after seven years with fresh memories of another winning season, despite a young and injury-depleted lineup. He hopes potential employers appreciate that, too. Macha was out of a job as A’s manager Wednesday after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, which he called one of several “massive disappointments’ in his tenure.