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Granderson voted Man of the Year for 3rd time by players

Nov. 27, 2018 11:25 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson became the first three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards. The 37-year-old Granderson, the winner in 2009 and 2016, split last season between Toronto and Milwaukee. He was...

Donaldson, Braves reach a deal that works well for both

Nov. 27, 2018 6:43 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson needed the Braves. The Braves needed Josh Donaldson. Call this one a perfect match. The slugging third baseman was officially introduced to Atlanta on Tuesday, joining the team he cheered for as a youngster. Donaldson agreed to a $23 million, one-year deal that provides the...

Braves make free agent splash with Donaldson, McCann

Nov. 26, 2018 9:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann slipped on the No. 16 jersey he wore for so many years. "It feels right," he said, over and over again. Looking to improve on their first division title in five years, the Atlanta Braves agreed to one-year contracts with McCann and former AL MVP Josh Donaldson — a pair of...

With win over All-Stars, Japan builds for 2020 Olympic gold

Nov. 16, 2018 2:19 AM EST

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team's chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan won the six-game exhibition series 5-1 against an MLB squad...

Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

Nov. 13, 2018 2:48 AM EST

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year. Acuna was a runaway choice for the award over Washington outfielder Juan Soto in a contest between 20-year-olds. "I'm just flattered, I'm so honored," Acuna said...

Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna takes NL honor

Nov. 12, 2018 9:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate — and on the mound. Baseball's best two-way player since the Babe at the dawn of the live-ball era a century ago, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday despite an elbow injury that...

Ronald Acuna Jr. of Atlanta Braves wins NL Rookie of the Year award

Nov. 12, 2018 6:44 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. of Atlanta Braves wins NL Rookie of the Year award.

Ohtani, 2 Yankees finalists for AL Rookie of the Year

Nov. 5, 2018 8:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award along with two New York Yankees infielders. The Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed the finalists for its major awards Monday night. The winners will be announced next week. Ohtani figures to be in a tight race...

In 2-0 hole, Dodgers turn to rookie Buehler to rescue them

Oct. 26, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have seen the future and it's ace-in-the-making Walker Buehler. Except they need him to deliver now. Buehler will try to yank Los Angeles out of a 2-0 deficit against the Boston Red Sox when the World Series shifts to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 on Friday. Clearly, the Dodgers...

Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs

Oct. 15, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker has a two-year contract for only the second time in his 43 years with the Braves. It's little wonder that Snitker, who turns 63 on Wednesday, said Monday he never assumed he'd be asked to return as manager even after leading Atlanta to a surprise NL East division title and its...