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Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of...

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Nov. 11, 2019 6:49 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league home run leader Pete Alonso of the New York Mets wins NL Rookie of the Year award.

Harris returns home to become new Giants GM

Nov. 11, 2019 5:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After playing a role in the Chicago Cubs' transformation from rebuilding club to World Series champion, Scott Harris aims to guide the San Francisco Giants along a similar path. Harris was introduced Monday as the Giants' new general manager, the first of what should be two significant...

Darren O'Day guaranteed $2.75M in deal with Braves

Nov. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-handed reliever Darren O'Day is guaranteed $2.75 million as part of the one-year contract he reached to return to the Atlanta Braves. O'Day's deal, announced Friday, includes a $2.25 million salary for 2020. The NL East champions have a $3.5 million option for 2021 with a...

Giants finally find their general manager in Cubs' Harris

Nov. 10, 2019 10:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hired Scott Harris from the Chicago Cubs to become general manager, filling a void of more than a year after the club had gone without a GM during president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi's first season in the position. That's one big hire done, another...

Padres unveil new brown and gold color scheme

Nov. 10, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brown is back for the San Diego Padres. The Padres unveiled new uniforms Saturday night that feature a brown and gold color scheme, similar to the one used from the franchise's inception in 1969 through 1984. The new uniforms were unveiled at Petco Park in front a few thousand fans by...

Braves re-sign reliever O'Day after injured season

Nov. 8, 2019 9:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-handed reliever Darren O'Day has signed a $2.25 million, one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta announced the deal Friday. The NL East champions have a club option on the contract for 2021 at $3.5 million. The 37-year-old O'Day appeared in just eight games for the...

Alonso, Álvarez honored as top rookies by Baseball Digest

Nov. 7, 2019 8:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Houston Astros slugger Yordan Álvarez have been picked as this year's top rookies by Baseball Digest. Alonso was a unanimous choice in the National League, and Álvarez received six of seven first-place votes to take the AL honor. The other one...

MLB union unhappy with Braves GM's 'connecting' comment

Nov. 7, 2019 1:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two days into the free agent market, the players' association already is angry at a club. Union head Tony Clark issued a statement Wednesday in response to remarks attributed to Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos during a conference call with media. "Every day you get more...

Angels finalize new manager Maddon's coaching staff for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have finalized new manager Joe Maddon's coaching staff for the 2020 season, including the retention of hitting coach Jeremy Reed and the hiring of new pitching coach Mickey Callaway. The Angels announced the full staff Wednesday. Brian Butterfield will be the...