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Former manager Ausmus named bench coach of Oakland Athletics

Jan. 14, 2022 21:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Tigers and Angels manager Brad Ausmus will be the new bench coach of the Oakland Athletics under first-year manager Mark Kotsay. The A's announced Kotsay's staff Friday. Ausmus, who interviewed for the Mets managerial opening and has a 386-422 record...

Yanks' Balkovec becomes 1st woman to manage MLB farm team

Jan. 11, 2022 18:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Balkovec became the first woman hired to manage a minor league affiliate of a Major League Baseball team when she was promoted Tuesday by the New York Yankees to dugout boss of the Low A Tampa Tarpons. The 34-year-old joined the Yankees organization as a...

Aaron, Elder overcame hate to achieve records, milestones

Dec. 31, 2021 23:27 PM EST

Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. “Hammerin’ Hank” supplanted...

Kyle Seager retires after 11 seasons with Mariners

Dec. 29, 2021 21:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager announced his retirement Wednesday after 11 seasons in the majors, all with the Seattle Mariners. Always one to eschew social media, Seager made his decision known through a short statement posted by his wife, Julie, on her Twitter account. ...

One of a kind: Ohtani wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

Dec. 28, 2021 15:30 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Most of the time in professional sports, it's easy to think it's all been done before. With so many finetuned athletes constantly pushing each other to the peak of human potential, we can experience unprecedented demonstrations of sporting brilliance every...

LA Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani is The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year

Dec. 28, 2021 13:04 PM EST
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — LA Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani is The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.

Coyotes among organizations hiring "Angels" as greeters

Dec. 22, 2021 19:43 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matthew Adams and Chase Baird line the entrance to the Arizona Coyotes' team store like sentinels of joy, bumping fists, slapping backs, energizing every person who walks through. Decked out in matching Coyotes Christmas hats, the two best buddies work their...

Former outfielder Mark Kotsay named new manager of Athletics

Dec. 21, 2021 20:17 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay arrived for his interview with the Oakland Athletics as if his task was to make a strong first impression. His bosses, Billy Beane and David Forst, were beyond impressed at his preparation. Kotsay didn't come into the process considering himself a...

AP Source: Mark Kotsay replacing Bob Melvin as A's manager

Dec. 20, 2021 22:38 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay has been hired to replace Bob Melvin as manager of the Oakland Athletics, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Monday night. Kotsay is being promoted from third base coach to manager, taking over the club he played for as an...

AP source: The Oakland Athletics have promoted Mark Kotsay from third base coach to manager, replacing Bob Melvin

Dec. 20, 2021 22:05 PM EST
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — AP source: The Oakland Athletics have promoted Mark Kotsay from third base coach to manager, replacing Bob Melvin.