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FILE - This is a 2019 photo showing Luis Rojas of the New York Mets baseball team. The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him the team’s new manager, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Rojas would replace Carlos Beltrán, who left the team last week before managing a single game as part of the fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Mets pick coach Luis Rojas to replace Beltrán as manager

Jan. 22, 2020 7:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Caught off guard in a quick split with Carlos Beltrán, the New York Mets want some continuity for a change. So with spring training only three weeks away, they picked his replacement from their very own bench. The club was working Wednesday to complete a multiyear agreement with...

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...

Drew Smyly can earn up to $6.75 million with Giants

Jan. 17, 2020 6:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drew Smyly can earn up to $6.75 million if he is a regular part of the San Francisco Giants'' rotation this year. Smyly has a $4 million base salary as part of the one-year contract announced Thursday. He would get a $250,000 bonus if he either is on the opening-day active roster or...

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 April 24, 2019, file photo, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tyson Ross delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Boston. Ross has reached agreement on a $1.75 million minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes an invitation to big league camp at spring training. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed that Ross was set to join San Francisco, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, because the contract wasn't yet official. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

AP Source: Right-hander Tyson Ross, Giants reach 1-year deal

Jan. 3, 2020 6:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veteran right-hander Tyson Ross has reached agreement on a $1.75 million minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes an invitation to big league camp at spring training. A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed that Ross was set to join San Francisco,...

Padres sign RHP Pierce Johnson to 2-yr deal with club option

Dec. 23, 2019 11:23 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have added a reliever who excelled in Japan, signing right-hander Pierce Johnson to a two-year contract. Johnson's deal includes a club option for 2022. The move was announced Monday by general manager A.J. Preller. The 28-year-old Johnson spent last season as a setup...

Newly acquired Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, holds his new jersey with general manager Mike Hazen, right, and manager Tory Lovullo during a team availability, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Mad-Bum says 2nd act with D-Backs can be as memorable as 1st

Dec. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The first act of Madison Bumgarner's baseball career consisted of 11 hugely successful seasons that included three World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old left-handed pitcher believes his second act in Arizona can be just as memorable. The Diamondbacks finalized...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner waves toward fans before pinch hitting against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. The Giants plan to meet with the free agent left-hander’s representatives during the December 2019 baseball winter meetings in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Longtime Giants ace Bumgarner, D-backs reach $85M, 5-yr deal

Dec. 15, 2019 6:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has reached agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks on an $85 million, five-year contract that ends his run of success in San Francisco, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on condition...

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...

Baseball agent Scott Boras jokes during a news conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in San Diego. Nationals pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg agreed to a record $245 million, seven-year contract on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

MLB's winter meetings turned into the Scott Boras show

Dec. 12, 2019 3:32 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A mostly dreary winter meetings lacking spectacular swaps will be remembered as the Scott Boras show. Baseball's most prominent agent dominated each of the three full days of meetings with a nine-figure contract, deals for Stephen Strasburg, Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon that totaled $814...