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White Sox claim hard-throwing Tayron Guerrero off waivers

Dec. 6, 2019 4:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox claimed hard-throwing reliever Tayron Guerrero off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Friday. Boasting about a 100-mph fastball, the 6-foot-8 right-hander went 1-2 with a 6.26 ERA in 52 appearances for Miami last season. He had 43 strikeouts over 46 innings. The...

Miami Marlins join MLB's trend toward artificial turf

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will join Major League Baseball's trend toward artificial turf by installing the surface at Marlins Park for 2020, and they'll move in the fences for the second time in four years. CEO Derek Jeter said an artificial surface solves the challenge the Marlins have had growing...

In wake of 2 deals, Marlins seek further upgrade for offense

Dec. 3, 2019 3:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will seek to add further pop to their lineup this offseason after acquiring slugging first baseman Jesús Aguilar and the versatile Jonathan Villar, who will be used primarily at third base and in the outfield. “We improved our offense, but we had a long way to...

Marlins acquire infielders Jonathan Villar and Jesús Aguilar

Dec. 3, 2019 12:27 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The perennially thrifty Miami Marlins opened their purse strings Monday and added some speed and power to an offense that ranked last in the National League in runs and homers this year. Miami acquired infielder Jonathan Villar from the Baltimore Orioles for minor league left-hander Easton...

Twins hire Edgar Varela as hitting coach

Nov. 25, 2019 4:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have hired Edgar Varela as their hitting coach, replacing the departed James Rowson. After the Twins set a season record with 307 home runs and ranked second in the major leagues in runs and batting average, Rowson was hired by the Miami Marlins as bench coach under...

Dillon hired as Phillies new hitting coach under Girardi

Nov. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Dillon has been hired as hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies under new manager Joe Girardi. Dillon served as assistant hitting coach for the Washington Nationals for the past two seasons and previously spent two seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Miami...

Wei-Yin Chen designated for assignment by Marlins

Nov. 20, 2019 9:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have designated left-hander Wei-Yin Chen for assignment, parting with a pitcher they owe $22 million. Miami gave Chen an $80 million, five-year contract before the 2016 season, but he went 13-19 with a 5.10 ERA in four injury-plagued seasons. Last year Chen was demoted to the...

Marlins decline $16 million option on Starlin Castro

Nov. 1, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins have declined their $16 million option on infielder Starlin Castro for 2020 and will pay him a $1 million buyout, allowing him to become a free agent. The move confirmed Friday had been expected as the Marlins rebuild. Castro, 29, batted .270 while playing all 162 games this year...

The Latest: Nats beat Astros 6-2 to win first World Series

Oct. 30, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 7 of the World Series (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit and rocked the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 to claim the first World Series title in...

Joe Girardi a big hit in 1st appearance as Phillies manager

Oct. 28, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Girardi hit a grand slam after putting on the red pinstripes for the first time. Girardi was charming, engaging and entertaining in his introductory news conference as the 55th manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Already popular among fans, Girardi said all the right things...