Latest AL West News

Jones, Maddux, Morris consider Bonds, Clemens for Hall

Nov. 28, 2022 13:03 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Jack Morris and Ryne Sandberg are among 16 members of the contemporary baseball era committee that will meet Sunday to consider the Cooperstown fate of an eight-man ballot that includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael...

Rangers hire Maddux as pitching coach, Moore as advisor

Nov. 23, 2022 12:48 PM EST

The Texas Rangers hired Mike Maddux as their new pitching coach Wednesday, and added former Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore as a senior advisor in their baseball operations department. Maddux is returning to Texas to be on new manager Bruce Bochy's staff. Maddux was...

World Series champion Astros' full share a record $516,347

Nov. 23, 2022 09:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A full postseason share for the World Series champion Houston Astros totaled a record $516,347 from a player pool of $107.5 million, also a record in the first season the playoffs were expanded to 12 teams. The Astros split $38.7 million into 59 full shares, 14.14...

Angels get OF Renfroe from Brewers for 3 young pitchers

Nov. 23, 2022 01:51 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired power-hitting outfielder Hunter Renfroe in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for three young pitchers Tuesday night. Milwaukee received right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero, and minor league lefty Adam Seminaris. ...

Verlander, Pujols voted Comeback Players of the Year

Nov. 22, 2022 22:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won baseball's Comeback Player of the Year awards Tuesday night. Verlander, the American League recipient, returned from Tommy John surgery to lead Houston to its second World Series...

NL champ Phillies extend President Dombrowski through 2027

Nov. 22, 2022 11:16 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National League champion Philadelphia Phillies gave team President Dave Dombrowski a three-year contract extension that takes him through the 2027 season. “This is a great organization and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous personnel....

Beltrán, Lackey lead 14 newcomers on Baseball Hall ballot

Nov. 21, 2022 13:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, John Lackey and Jered Weaver are among 14 newcomers on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Hall of Fame ballot in what could turn into an evaluation of the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. R.A. Dickey, Huston Street, Francisco...

Twins acquire shortstop Kyle Farmer in trade with Reds

Nov. 18, 2022 22:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired shortstop Kyle Farmer from Cincinnati on Friday night in a trade that sent minor league right-hander Casey Legumina to the Reds. Farmer gives the Twins middle infield flexibility regardless of whether they get a new deal done this...

Angels acquire 3B Gio Urshela from Minnesota for prospect

Nov. 18, 2022 16:25 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired third baseman Gio Urshela from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league right-hander Alejandro Hidalgo on Friday. Urshela batted .285 with 13 homers and 64 RBIs while playing a career-high 144 games in his only season...

Beane moves into advisory role for A's, Forst stays GM

Nov. 18, 2022 16:06 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime executive Billy Beane is stepping away from the day-to-day operations of the Oakland Athletics to become the senior advisor to owner John Fisher. David Forst will lead baseball operations, maintaining his title of general manager. ...