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This photo from a Zoom press conference shows New York Mets President Sandy Alderson, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Alderson returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. (New York Mets via AP)

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

Nov. 23, 2020 6:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on hiring a general manager who will report to team president Sandy Alderson. In the meantime, Alderson told Luis Rojas on Monday he will return for a second season as manager....

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...

Mets sign pitcher Sam McWilliams, was in minors with Rays

Nov. 20, 2020 5:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have signed right-hander Sam McWilliams, who’s spent six years in the minor leagues with three other organizations. The Mets announced the one-year contract Friday. The 25-year-old will get $750,000 in the majors and $195,000 in the minors. The 6-foot-7 McWilliams...

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...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó warms up prior to a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port S. Lucie, Fla. Canó was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, after his positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire 2021 season and lose $24 million in salary. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Mets 2B Canó suspended 162 games by MLB after drug test

Nov. 18, 2020 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Strike two against Robinson Canó. The New York Mets second baseman was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug for the second time in his decorated career. The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire...

Nats add lefty Sam Clay, looking for bullpen help

Nov. 18, 2020 6:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for left-handed help in the bullpen, the Washington Nationals have reached agreement with longtime minor leaguer Sam Clay on a one-year contract. The Nationals made the announcement Wednesday. The 27-year-old Clay spent seven seasons in the Minnesota system. He was part of the...

This image provided by the Wasserman Media Group shows Brett Peterson, who was hired as an assistant general manager by the Florida Panthers NHL hockey club on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Wasserman Media Group via AP)

Panthers hire Peterson, NHL's first Black assistant GM

Nov. 17, 2020 7:41 PM EST

The Florida Panthers on Tuesday hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager, making him the first Black executive to hold that position in the NHL. Peterson's hiring comes days after the nearby Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female GM in Major League Baseball. The NFL's Miami Dolphins have a...

San Francisco Giants' Drew Smyly throws against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Smyly became the first of the 181 free agents to switch teams when he agreed Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, who are looking to bolster a rotation that was depleted by injuries and disappointing performances. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

LHP Drew Smyly, Braves agree to $11 million, 1-year contract

Nov. 16, 2020 7:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Left-hander Drew Smyly became the first of the 181 free agents to switch teams when he agreed Monday to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, who bolstered a rotation that was depleted by injuries and disappointing performances. The 31-year-old pitched seven games last...

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...

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)

Kim Ng ready to bear the torch as baseball's 1st female GM

Nov. 16, 2020 4:32 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' new general manager sat at home plate in the team's ballpark Monday, reflecting on all the times she struck out. As baseball's first female GM, Kim Ng can bask in a breakthrough achievement that's all the more admirable because she was turned down for a similar job by at...