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Kapler wants to return to MLB

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Yeah, you read the headline correctly. Gabe Kapler is stepping down as the manager of the Greenville Drive to head back to the big leagues:

"Managing was incredible for me this year," Kapler said in a statement released by the Red Sox. "I learned so much about baseball, about the young men I had an opportunity to lead, and about myself. Ultimately, the experience reawakened the competitor in me. I miss the battle. I still need to be on the field as a player."

The 32-year-old Kapler will begin seeking playing opportunities during the offseason.

"My body is as healthy as it has ever been, and I must take advantage of that," he said. "Managing was an important component of my development, and I am eternally grateful to the Red Sox for having provided me the opportunity to tackle a new challenge."

Good for him. I would have loved to see him coach his way through the minors and maybe get a job in the majors in some capacity, but this guy is a true gamer. I'm sure he's been aching to get back on the field all season long. I wish Kapler the best.

Does he have a shot with the Sox? Perhaps, but it'll be tough.