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Braves pick up former All-Star Kirby Yates for bullpen

Nov. 29, 2021 20:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves bolstered their World Series-winning bullpen Monday by signing right-hander Kirby Yates to a two-year, $8.25 million deal. Yates led the majors with 41 saves for the San Diego Padres in 2019. He didn't pitch this past season for the...

Mariners acquire All-Star 2B Adam Frazier from San Diego

Nov. 27, 2021 17:06 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's first big move of the offseason was completing a deal Jerry Dipoto tried to make last summer. The Mariners finally landed Adam Frazier on Saturday, acquiring the All-Star second baseman in a trade with the San Diego Padres. ...

Cash wins 2nd straight Manager of the Year; Kapler NL winner

Nov. 16, 2021 20:58 PM EST

For Kevin Cash, being mentioned in the same sentence with Bobby Cox is an honor. “That’s wrong. I shouldn’t be," Cash said. "But saying that, it’s incredibly humbling. When you think about greats in our game, Bobby Cox is right there.” Cash...

Cubs hire Daniel Moskos as their assistant pitching coach

Nov. 15, 2021 15:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired former Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Daniel Moskos as their assistant pitching coach on Monday. The 35-year-old Moskos will assist pitching coach Tommy Hottovy on the staff of manager David Ross. He spent the past two seasons coaching...

Bob Melvin gets 3-year contract to manage Padres

Nov. 01, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Melvin put on a Padres home pinstriped jersey and stated the obvious about becoming San Diego's new manager. "What an opportunity. I'm probably as surprised to be here as you all are,” Melvin said Monday after being introduced at a news conference...

AP source: Padres hire Oakland's Bob Melvin as manager

Oct. 28, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have hired Bob Melvin away from the Oakland Athletics to be their new manager, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the hiring...

Padres hire Niebla as pitching coach before landing manager

Oct. 27, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller has hired a pitching coach before landing a manager. Preller hired Ruben Niebla away from Cleveland on Wednesday, saying a number of factors made the Guardians' assistant pitching coach and Southern...

Phillies bring back Bobby Dickerson as infield coach

Oct. 25, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday they hired Bobby Dickerson for a second stint as their infield coach. The 56-year-old Dickerson served as Philadelphia's infield coach in 2019. He spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Padres,...

Giants' special season comes to abrupt end against Dodgers

Oct. 15, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only the San Francisco Giants themselves envisioned a season with success quite like this. They were all but an afterthought given the defending World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego Padres had been heavy favorites to win the NL West out of...

Cardinals fire Mike Shildt over 'philosophical differences'

Oct. 14, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

The Cardinals fired former National League manager of the year Mike Shildt over organizational differences Thursday, just one week after St. Louis lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a walk-off homer in the wild-card game. Cardinals president John Mozeliak said the firing...