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A photo, date not known, provided by the Atlanta Braves via the Los Angeles Angels shows Perry Minasian. Minasian has been named the Los Angeles Angels' general manager. The Angels announced the hiring of the Atlanta Braves' assistant general manager on Thursday. Nov. 12, 2020, to replace Billy Eppler. (Kevin Liles/Atlanta Braves via Los Angeles Angels via AP)

New GM Minasian: Angels can do 'really great things' soon

Nov. 17, 2020 6:20 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Perry Minasian had never been interviewed for a general manager job before he joined the field of 40 candidates hoping to take over the Los Angeles Angels last month. The 40-year-old Braves assistant GM went through several rounds of lengthy Zoom interviews and emerged as a finalist....

Ken Griffey Jr. joins ownership group for Seattle Sounders

Nov. 17, 2020 3:43 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have added Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. to the club’s ownership group. Griffey’s ownership stake was finalized earlier in the year, but the announcement had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team said Tuesday. Griffey and his family...

A photo, date not known, provided by the Atlanta Braves via the Los Angeles Angels shows Perry Minasian. Minasian has been named the Los Angeles Angels' general manager. The Angels announced the hiring of the Atlanta Braves' assistant general manager on Thursday. Nov. 12, 2020, to replace Billy Eppler. (Kevin Liles/Atlanta Braves via Los Angeles Angels via AP)

Angels hire Braves' Perry Minasian as new general manager

Nov. 12, 2020 7:25 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Perry Minasian once served as a batboy for the Texas Rangers when they made road trips to Angel Stadium. He's headed back to Anaheim three decades later as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager. The Angels announced the hiring of the Atlanta Braves' assistant general manager...

AP source: Braves' Minasian is frontrunner to be Angels GM

Nov. 12, 2020 1:28 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Los Angeles Angels are expected to choose their new general manager Thursday, and Atlanta Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian is the frontrunner. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because...

AP source: LA Angels narrow GM search to 5 candidates

Nov. 11, 2020 1:31 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Los Angeles Angels have narrowed down a field of five candidates to be their next general manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the Angels aren't publicly disclosing details of their search. The...

In this still image from an online video news conference provided by the Boston Red Sox, manager Alex Cora speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. Cora, who led the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series title, was rehired as manager less than a year after the team let him go because of his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. (Boston Red Sox via AP)

Back in Boston, Red Sox's Cora vows to be above reproach

Nov. 10, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora wants to make one thing clear — he deserved to have his dream job as manager of the Boston Red Sox taken away earlier this year. He also is eager to prove he is worthy of his second chance to direct the team he led to a World Series title in 2018. Cora was introduced as the...

CORRECTS SECOND SENTENCE - FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis begins his swing on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Lewis won the AL Rookie of the Year award on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Brewers' Williams, Mariners CF Lewis win Rookie of the Year

Nov. 9, 2020 9:05 PM EST

Much like one of his lofty leaps at the wall, Kyle Lewis soared above the field. The center fielder for the Seattle Mariners won the AL Rookie of the Year award Monday night, and Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams took home the NL honor. The 25-year-old Lewis received all 30 first-place votes in balloting...

Seattle Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis wins AL Rookie of the Year award.

Nov. 9, 2020 6:51 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis wins AL Rookie of the Year award.
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks at a baseball World Series news conference in Washington. Former Houston Astros general manager Luhnow has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the team, seeking more than $22 million in salary owed under his deal when he was fired in January. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Luhnow files $22M breach of contract lawsuit against Astros

Nov. 9, 2020 6:05 PM EST

Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the team, seeking more than $22 million in salary owed under his deal when he was fired in January. The suit, filed Monday in Harris County District Court in Houston, claims Luhnow was unaware a camera was used to...

Tigers hire Coolbaugh, Lombard, Hale to coaching staff

Nov. 7, 2020 9:51 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired Scott Coolbaugh as hitting coach, George Lombard as bench coach and Chip Hale as third base coach. The Tigers announced the additions to new manager AJ Hinch's staff Saturday. Coolbaugh was the assistant hitting coach for the Chicago White Sox. He's also been a...