Latest NL West News

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...

AP Source: Giants narrow manager search to 3 finalists

Nov. 6, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have narrowed their search for a new manager to three finalists, a person with direct knowledge of the process said. Former Phillies manager Gape Kapler, Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro are the final three vying to replace Bruce...

Arbitration: Hader, Urías eligible; García, Weaver just miss

Nov. 6, 2019 3:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee closer Josh Hader just made the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility with 2 years, 115 days of major league service. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urías also is on the list of 23 so-called Super 2s with 2 years, 117 days. The cutoff was down significantly from 2...

Trout, Bregman, Semien AL MVP award finalists

Nov. 4, 2019 8:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Trout is seeking his third MVP after winning in 2014 and '16. He finished second in 2012, '13, '15 and '18. Washington third baseman Anthony...

Madison Bumgarner receives qualifying offer from Giants

Nov. 4, 2019 6:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner has received a $17.8 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, a move that likely will decrease demand for him in the free-agent market. San Francisco's decision Monday means a team signing Bumgarner would lose at least one pick in next year's amateur...

Matt Volz appointed AP's news editor for the Rockies region

Nov. 4, 2019 11:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Volz, a longtime correspondent and editor who has covered stories for The Associated Press from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, has been appointed Rocky Mountains news editor. From his base in Helena, Montana, Volz will work with all-formats teams of journalists in Colorado,...

Jansen stays with Dodgers, who decline Gyorko option

Nov. 3, 2019 1:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has decided not to opt out of his contract with Los Angeles. The NL West champions declined a $13 million option on 31-year-old infielder Jedd Gyorko, who gets a $1 million buyout. Jansen, a 32-year-old right-hander, agreed to an $80 million, five-year...

Giants' Watson exercises $3M option; Abad option declined

Nov. 3, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants left-hander Tony Watson has exercised his player option for 2020, which was increased from $2.5 million to $3 million as part of an amended contract. San Francisco declined a $1.4 million option on left-hander Fernando Abad, who gets a $150,000 buyout and can become a free agent...

Rockies name Darryl Scott bullpen coach

Nov. 1, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have promoted Darryl Scott to bullpen coach. Scott replaces Darren Holmes, who's been in the role since 2015. Colorado is coming off a 71-91 season in which the pitching staff turned in a 5.56 ERA. It was the third-highest ERA for a single season in franchise history....