Latest Gabe Kapler News

Veteran lefty Blevins joins Giants on minor league deal

Jan. 20, 2020 10:53 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veteran left-hander Jerry Blevins agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi confirmed the deal and said Blevins had passed his physical. They reconnect...

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female major league coach

Jan. 16, 2020 7:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former softball standout at...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, center, smiles while speaking to Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black (10) prior to a baseball game in San Francisco. Bochy might be retired from managing in the major leagues after a decorated 25-year career in the dugout with San Diego and San Francisco, yet now he is taking on a new challenge:  Trying to guide his native France to the next World Baseball Classic in 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Former Padres, Giants manager Bochy to manage French team

Dec. 12, 2019 9:00 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bruce Bochy isn't quite done managing after all. Bochy might have just retired after a decorated 25-year career in the dugout with San Diego and San Francisco. But he is already embracing a new challenge: Trying to guide his native France to the next World Baseball Classic in 2021. The...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius prepares to take batting practice before Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Gregorius is joining manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, late Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

AP source: Gregorius, Phillies agree to $14M, 1-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 3:23 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius is reuniting with manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement,...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in New York. Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler have agreed on a five-year, $118 million contract.
Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, because they weren't authorized to announce the signing. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Girardi says Wheeler and Nola to be Phillies' co-aces

Dec. 9, 2019 7:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Girardi views Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler as his co-aces. “I think you're going to have a 1 and a 1A with him and Nola," the first-year Philadelphia Phillies manager said Monday after Wheeler's $118 million, five-year contract was announced. “When you look at what he's...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in New York. Two people familiar with the deal say the Philadelphia Phillies and right-hander Zack Wheeler have agreed on a five-year, $118 million contract.
Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, because they weren't authorized to announce the signing. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

AP sources: Wheeler, Phillies agree to $118M, 5-year deal

Dec. 5, 2019 12:29 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies filled their biggest need quickly. Right-hander Zack Wheeler and the Phillies agreed to a $118 million, five-year contract, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because...