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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...

Correction: Orioles-Nationals-TV Dispute story

Nov. 16, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 15 about a legal dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the judge denied a motion by the Nationals to reargue the case that led to his Aug. 22 decision to confirm an award recommended by an...

AP source: Pirates agree to hire Ben Cherington as GM

Nov. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news conference on...

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Nov. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EST

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in December when he received a $140 million, six-year contract from Washington. That worked out...

Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

White Sox hire Coolbaugh as assistant hitting coach

Nov. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have hired Scott Coolbaugh as their assistant hitting coach. The White Sox announced the move Tuesday. He will work with new hitting coach Frank Menechino. The 53-year-old Coolbaugh spent last season as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A Oklahoma...

La Russa joins Angels as senior adviser for baseball ops

Nov. 12, 2019 6:37 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tony La Russa has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as senior adviser for baseball operations. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that La Russa will assist in all areas, including evaluations of players and minor-league development. La Russa recently was with the...

Red Sox say Pedroia hopes to return next season

Nov. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dustin Pedroia is hoping to return to the Boston Red Sox next year after playing in just nine games during the past two seasons because of his injured left knee. "Every indication I've gotten is that he's feeling good and intending on playing," Chaim Bloom, Boston's new chief...

Tampa Bay GM Erik Neander voted MLB Executive of the Year

Nov. 11, 2019 10:33 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year. Tampa Bay was 96-66, the second-most wins in team history, despite a big league-low payroll of $66 million. The Rays beat Oakland in the AL wild-card game, then lost to Houston...

Yankees plan to have talks with Cole, Strasburg

Nov. 11, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After falling short of reaching the World Series for the 10th straight year, the New York Yankees intend to have conversations with top free agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. "It's a good time to be them," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday as the...