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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler stands on the field and looks out at Oracle Park in San Francisco after being introduced. Kapler knew from the get-go when named San Francisco's new manager the pressure he would feel taking over as leader of a franchise that has had so many good ones in recent memory. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Kapler enjoys new digs as San Francisco Giants manager

Feb. 11, 2020 4:22 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gabe Kapler’s bright orange shoes stood out in a room decorated with blackboards, a black standing work desk on which sat a dark laptop and speakers, gray interior wall paint, black furniture and a dark large screen. Kapler’s manager’s office at spring training...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler stands on the field and looks out at Oracle Park in San Francisco after being introduced. Kapler knew from the get-go when named San Francisco's new manager the pressure he would feel taking over as leader of a franchise that has had so many good ones in recent memory. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Manager Gabe Kapler works on building trust with Giants fans

Feb. 7, 2020 7:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler knew right away when he was hired as San Francisco's manager in November about the pressure he would feel taking over as leader of a franchise that has had so many good ones in recent memory. The skeptics were fierce, and he didn't deny that. He is committed to earning...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. In what's become a familiar refrain, the Dodgers arrive at camp still looking for their first World Series championship since 1988. After losing in two straight World Series, they were ousted by Washington in five games in the NL Division Series last fall. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Los Angeles Dodgers Manager: Dave Roberts (fifth season). 2019: 106-56, first place, lost to Nationals in...

San Francisco Giants coach Alyssa Nakken poses for photos at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Nakken is the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SF's Nakken embraces role as first MLB female coach

Feb. 6, 2020 9:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken stole a quick glance out a window high above the ballpark toward McCovey Cove on a picture-perfect day and grinned. She is honored to take on the challenge — and embrace the responsibility — of being the first female major league coach, having joined new San...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2008, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker, left, watches a baseball game against the Houston Astros in the dugout with son Darren in Cincinnati. Darren Baker considers his father the perfect person to take over the Houston Astros, and the college second baseman insists that's from a baseball player perspective not just as a proud son.

Dusty Baker's son Darren cherished dad being in the stands

Jan. 31, 2020 2:43 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Darren Baker doesn't see anyone better to lead the Houston Astros back to respectability than his dad. A college second baseman at the University of California, he insists that comes from a baseball player's perspective and not just as a proud son. Dusty Baker was formally...

FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval get set during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in San Francisco. The 33-year-old Sandoval is working back from season-ending Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

3B Pablo Sandoval returning to Giants on minor league deal

Jan. 30, 2020 7:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Kung Fu Panda is back with the San Francisco Giants. Popular third baseman Pablo Sandoval agreed to a minor league contact with the Giants and would get a $2 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster. The 2012 World Series MVP, who pondered the idea last summer that his...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, new New York Mets manager, Carlos Beltran, center, poses for a picture with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, left, and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon during a baseball news conference at Citi Field in New York. Beltran is out as manager of the Mets. The team announced the move Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 16, 2020 6:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Sign of the times. Beltrán's 2 1/2-month tenure as Mets manager ended Thursday before he spent a single game on the...

FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Team Giannis' Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, celebrates a basket against Team LeBron during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Plays of the year: 2019 had a flair for the dramatic

Dec. 23, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Thousands of pro games, hundreds of thousands of college games, millions of high school games and billions of youth-league, rec-league, bar-league and whatever other sort of league games you can think of were contested in 2019. That means there were probably trillions of plays. Of those, we’re picking 10...