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Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — SunTrust and BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field. Officials of both companies said in a statement on Monday that Truist is now the nation’s sixth-largest...

AP source: Baseball's amateur draft moving to Omaha

Dec. 10, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to hold its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because MLB did not plan to make the announcement until later this...

Giants seek pitching, but few signs Bumgarner returning

Dec. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants would sure like to add a pitcher at this week's winter meetings. It just might not be Madison Bumgarner. San Francisco president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi plans to meet with agents for the free agent left-hander, but there are few signs the Giants are...

Barnes wins wins Fishel award for MLB public relations

Dec. 9, 2019 10:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Barnes of the Milwaukee Brewers won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in the major leagues, announced Monday on the first day of the winter meetings. Barnes has been Milwaukee's senior vice president of communications and affiliate operations since 2017 and...

Alex Claudio, Brewers agree to $1.75 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 9, 2019 10:19 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Claudio agreed to a $1.75 million contract with Milwaukee on Monday, a week after the Brewers allowed him to become a free agent. The agreement is for about $500,000 less than Claudio was projected to earn if the Brewers had allowed him to become eligible for salary...

Girardi: "I wasn't shocked" by Astros sign stealing story

Dec. 9, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Girardi was hardly stunned to learn his firing two years ago as manager of the New York Yankees may have followed a canning by the Houston Astros. “Word gets around,” he said. Entering his first season as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Girardi said Monday the...

Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 9, 2019 9:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

Ohtani's bullpen impresses new LA pitching coach Callaway

Dec. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, and new pitching coach Mickey Callaway is impressed. Ohtani got back on the mound last week and pitched a bullpen in front of Callaway in Anaheim on Monday, general manager Billy...

Miller's Hall candidacy split MLB, just like union tenure

Dec. 9, 2019 8:54 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller's Hall of Fame candidacy split baseball, much like his tenure as the head of the players' association. Former Commissioner Fay Vincent, a long and vociferous proponent of Miller's election to the Hall, felt the honor was long overdue and understood the enmity felt by club...

Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2019 8:45 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After...