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St. Louis police arrested a social media manager for allegedly making online threats invoking the Boston Marathon bombings as the Red Sox prepared to play the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in the World Series.

A probable cause statement released Tuesday said Robert Metzinger's former employer at a St. Louis marketing firm alerted police last week to several threatening Twitter posts from an account that has since been disabled. Police say the tweets referenced the April bombings and the use of a pressure cooker.

The probable cause statement did not quote the tweets directly but referred to an “implied threat to use an explosive device in or around the area of Busch Stadium during the upcoming World Series.”

Ticket prices soar

Ticket prices for Wednesday's Game 6 of the World Series in Boston's Fenway Park reached Super Bowl levels. The chance to see the Red Sox win the championship for the first time at home since 1918 drove the average cost of a ticket up to $2,056 on the resale market, according to information obtained by ESPN through TiqIQ, a ticket tracking company.

A's Reddick has surgery

Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick underwent surgery on his troublesome right wrist. Reddick, who batted .226 with 12 homers and 56 RBIs in 114 games after winning a 2012 Gold Glove, should be ready for the start of spring training.

Pena, Tigers part ways

The Tigers are ready to move on without backup catcher Brayan Pena. A team spokesman said Pena's agent reached out to the Tigers, and the team said at this point it is looking in a different direction. He hit .297 as the primary backup to Alex Avila this season.

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