Latest Gabe Kapler News

King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings

Dec. 10, 2018 9:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deal the New York Yankees in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T. Realmuto? A lot of teams already are sitting at that table. The baseball winter meetings began in earnest along the Vegas Strip on Monday, and clubs slowly started to show their cards. Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler...

The Latest: Rangers claim INF Asuaje off waivers

Dec. 10, 2018 8:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 5:33 p.m. The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers from San Diego. Asuaje was designated for assignment Friday after spending parts of the past three seasons with the Padres, hitting .240 in...

Kapler intends to be publicly critical of Phillies players

Dec. 10, 2018 3:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler intends to be more publicly critical of his players in his second season following his team's late fade. Philadelphia led the NL East in early August, then went 16-33 and wound up with its sixth straight losing record at 80-82. "One thing that I can do...

Jim Riggleman hired as Mets bench coach under Callaway

Nov. 26, 2018 7:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Riggleman, a 66-year-old veteran of 13 seasons as a major league manager, has been hired by the New York Mets as bench coach for Mickey Callaway. Riggleman was Cincinnati's bench coach from 2016 until he became interim manager for 5½ months last season, and he led the Reds to a...

Phillies promote Chris Young to pitching coach

Nov. 16, 2018 7:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted Chris Young to pitching coach on manager Gabe Kapler's staff. Young was the assistant pitching coach last season. He replaces Rick Kranitz, who will not return to the team in 2019. Dave Lundquist will be the assistant pitching coach. He has been...

Gabe Kapler loses home in California wildfires

Nov. 13, 2018 7:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is among the homeowners who lost their house in Southern California's wildfires. Kapler told The Athletic his ex-wife and two sons lived in the Malibu house and evacuated last week. A friend sent him photos over the weekend showing only a steel staircase...

Mets fire hitting coach Roessler, bullpen coach Bones

Nov. 6, 2018 4:40 AM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Brodie Van Wagenen made his first public moves as New York Mets general manager, firing hitting coach Pat Roessler along with bullpen coach Ricky Bones on Monday and announcing manager Mickey Callaway will have a new bench coach. After meeting for two days with Callaway last week,...