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Sano starting critical offseason of conditioning for Twins

Oct. 9, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano has begun a critical offseason in his so-far-frustrating career with the Minnesota Twins, who plan to keep close tabs on the slugging third baseman frequently waylaid by injuries. "The plan is to have very consistent touch points," general manager Thad Levine said, "both by...

Odd path to playoffs: Kratz, Voit, Brasier take longer road

Oct. 8, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That's why he stuck around, through a dozen big league organizations, a couple of cruel demotions in the minors, a bunch of near-misses in the World Series. And the time he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun. "I really feel like I've...

Showalter fired as Orioles manager after 115-loss season

Oct. 3, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Buck Showalter has been fired as manager of the Orioles, who made three playoff appearances under his guidance but this year staggered through the worst season since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954. Showalter confirmed the dismissal Wednesday in a text message to The Associated Press....

Tigers still waiting on top prospects after 98 more losses

Oct. 1, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers avoided some of their worst-case scenarios this season. They didn't finish last, or all that close to it. In the end, however, they had the same record as in 2017, and the franchise still seems a long way from contention. "Not everything is going to go perfect. As you...

Berti, Grichuk help Blue Jays rally past Rays, 7-6

Sep. 29, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three days after he thought his season was over, Jon Berti achieved a milestone in the major leagues. Berti got his first two RBIs and Randal Grichuk had a pinch-hit, three-run triple to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The...

Blue Jays give Gibbons winning home finale, Astros party on

Sep. 26, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — John Gibbons said he wasn't going to cry, but the veteran manager struggled to contain his emotions in his final home game with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays gave Gibbons a winning home send-off Wednesday with a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros, who broke out the bubbly anyway. The...

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will not return next season.

Sep. 26, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — John Gibbons wasn't sure he had the energy to oversee a rebuild in Toronto, so he's moving on from his job as manager of the Blue Jays at the end of the season. "We are going to have a new voice. We are going to have a new approach," general manager Ross Atkins said before Wednesday's home...

Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in '19 as Miami manager

Sep. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016...

Walker wakes Yanks with HR, Boston's AL East bash waits

Sep. 19, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around for home when New York announced a six-hour postponement. The Yankees needed a jolt to get through the long, soggy day. Aaron Judge provided the first with his return to the...

Judge returns for Yanks, Betts sits for Red Sox after delay

Sep. 18, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Afternoon showers in the Bronx were just what Aaron Judge needed to get back into the New York Yankees' lineup. For Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts, it was just the opposite. Judge was hitless in his return and Betts sat out when the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 in the opener of a...