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Pirates manager Shelton bringing energy, optimism to new job

Dec. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton's garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates' drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer who spent last season as the bench coach for the...

Reds get RHP Justin Shafer from Blue Jays

Nov. 25, 2019 5:50 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds acquired right-handed reliever Justin Shafer from the Blue Jays for cash on Monday. Shafer has pitched for Toronto the last two seasons. He appeared in six games in 2018 and made 34 appearances last season, going 2-1 with a save and a 3.86 ERA. Shafer walked 32 batters in 48...

Cherington on Pirates: scouting will drive success

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are the resources...

Brewers trade Anderson to Blue Jays, allow Thames to go free

Nov. 4, 2019 6:42 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers cut $15 million in payroll for next season, trading right-hander Chase Anderson to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for prospect Chad Spanberger and declining a $7.5 million option on first baseman Eric Thames. Anderson was 8-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 27 starts and five relief...