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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona walks in the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington.  Francona has assembled his coaching staff for 2021, but it won't include his longtime friend and bench coach Brad Mills. Francona, who missed much of this past shortened season with significant health issues, will replace Mills with DeMarlo Hale. The 59-year-old Hale joins the Indians after spending the past two seasons with the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Indians manager Francona feeling better, excited for 2021

Nov. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona's feeling more fit and a little feisty. That's welcome news for the Cleveland Indians. After missing most of this past season with significant health problems, Francona said Monday that he's stronger physically and looking forward to managing again in 2021, his ninth season...

White Sox to host Yankees in Field of Dreams game on Aug. 12

Nov. 23, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game at Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12. MLB said Monday the plan is tentative, contingent on the status of public health next summer. The teams had been scheduled to play at the 8,000-capacity temporary...

Dan Marowski, official scorer for Detroit Tigers, dies at 65

Nov. 20, 2020 9:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Marowski, who worked for over a decade as an official scorer, mostly for the Detroit Tigers, has died. He was 65. Marowski’s son, Steve, said he died Thursday night. Marowski grew up in the Detroit area and got a master’s degree in English at Michigan. His family described...

Washington Nationals moving Triple-A affiliate to Rochester

Nov. 19, 2020 6:47 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Washington Nationals are moving their Triple-A affiliate back to upstate New York after two years on the West Coast. The Nationals announced Thursday that they will relocate from Fresno, California, to Rochester of the International League. The change ends the Rochester Red...

Tigers waive Brandon Dixon so he can pursue job in Japan

Nov. 19, 2020 12:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers on Thursday requested unconditional release waivers on utilityman Brandon Dixon so he can pursue an opportunity in Japan. Dixon led the Tigers with 15 home runs in 2019, but the 28-year-old had only 13 at-bats in the majors during this year's shortened season. Those came...

In this photo provided by the Miami Marlins, new Miami Marlins general manager Kim Ng poses for a photo at Marlins Park stadium before being introduced during a virtual news conference, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Miami. Ng discussed her climb to become the first female GM in the four major North American professional sports leagues. (Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins via AP)

Column: A woman in charge, and it's about time

Nov. 16, 2020 5:00 PM EST

On the day she officially became a trailblazer in Major League Baseball, Kim Ng remembered the little girl who played stickball on the streets of Queens. At the time her gender wasn’t nearly as big of an issue as knowing the layout of the field. ``First base would be the red car on the right, second base...

Schilling, Clemens, Bonds leading candidates on Hall ballot

Nov. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are the leading candidates returning to baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot in a year without any favorites among the new names. Schilling was third behind Derek Jeter and Larry Walker with 278 of 397 votes last year, finishing at 70% and 20...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2007 file photo,  Los Angeles Dodgers assistant general manager Kim Ng walks through the hotel lobby during the first day of Major League Baseball annual general managers meetings in Orlando, Fla.   Ng has become the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations in the major leagues. She was hired Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, as general manager of the Miami Marlins.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)

Breakthrough for women: Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as GM

Nov. 13, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Kim Ng started her Major League Baseball career as an intern, and three decades later she's still on the rise while shattering ceilings. Ng became the majors' highest-ranking woman in baseball operations when she was hired Friday as general manager of the Miami Marlins. She is believed to be...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a grand slam to center field during the fourth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed “please don’t take me.” (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Braves' Freeman wins NL MVP, White Sox slugger Abreu gets AL

Nov. 12, 2020 9:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As opening day finally approached, Freddie Freeman had far bigger concerns than perfecting his swing and practicing his scoops. Just being able to walk a few steps was hard enough. “It wasn't the way I wanted to start, with COVID,” the Atlanta Braves first baseman said....

Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu wins AL MVP award.

Nov. 12, 2020 6:23 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu wins AL MVP award.