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Eppler gets 4-year deal to become Mets general manager

Nov. 18, 2021 22:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally found a general manager, hiring Billy Eppler in a move announced Thursday night following their long and ridiculed search. Eppler was fired as GM of the Los Angeles Angels a little more than a year ago after five unsuccessful...

AP source: Mets, Eppler near 4-year GM deal

Nov. 17, 2021 22:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets were close to completing a deal Wednesday night to hire Billy Eppler as general manager, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Eppler and the Mets were nearing a four-year contract, said the person, who spoke on...

Amazing Ohtani can't lift Angels from 7-year playoff drought

Oct. 04, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani just completed arguably the most remarkable single season by any player in the past century of baseball. And not even his two-way brilliance was enough to lift the Los Angeles Angels from their now-customary spot in the bottom half...

Mariners lose to Angels 7-3 as playoff drought continues

Oct. 03, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — During Kyle Seager’s decade as the starting third baseman in Seattle, his overwhelming desire was finding a way to end the Mariners' long postseason drought. In a season when expectations were low, Seager and the Mariners nearly pulled off some late...

Haniger keeps M's playoff hopes alive with rally vs Angels

Oct. 03, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger refused to let the Seattle Mariners unlikely run at postseason contention end with thud. In doing so, he ensured the Mariners will be playing meaningful baseball on the final day of the regular season. “The ‘Haniger...

Angels deliver blow to Mariners' playoff hopes with 2-1 win

Oct. 02, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After all the one-run games they've played this season, the Seattle Mariners were waiting for their next late-game hero to emerge. That clutch hit was never delivered for the Mariners. And now Seattle finds itself needing help from others to see its...

Garcia sets rookie HR record in 7-6 Rangers win over Angels

Sep. 30, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis Garcia has been a bright spot throughout a 100-loss season for the Texas Rangers. After a long wait, the Cuban outfielder broke a pair of longstanding rookie records with one big swing. Garcia broke the Rangers...

Ohtani's legs help Angels past Rangers, who lose 100th game

Sep. 30, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shohei Ohtani sparked a four-run sixth-inning rally with his legs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 7-2 on Wednesday night to send the Rangers to their first 100-loss season since 1973. With the score 2-2, Ohtani led off the sixth with a...

Ohtani done on mound in his standout 2-way season for Angels

Sep. 30, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Shohei Ohtani has thrown his final pitch this season for the Los Angeles Angels, and the two-way All-Star will focus on his at-bats in the final few games. “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. “He’s exceeded...

LEADING OFF: Brewers' Williams punches wall, breaks hand

Sep. 29, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: BAD BREAK This was not the kind of punchout Milwaukee reliever Devin Williams wanted: The valuable setup man could miss the entire postseason after breaking his pitching hand when he punched a...