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Brown hired as general manager of Houston Astros

Jan. 26, 2023 18:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In joining the World Series champion Houston Astros, new general manager Dana Brown's goal is to keep the team at the top of the league. “I’m coming to a winning team and a big part of what I want to do is sustain the winning long term,” he said. “We want to...

Beltré, Mauer eligible for Baseball Hall of Fame next year

Jan. 25, 2023 09:50 AM EST

Scott Rolen is headed to the Hall of Fame. Next year, make way for another star third baseman. Adrián Beltré highlights the first-time eligibles for 2024. While Rolen's election Tuesday capped an impressive six-year rise in his vote total, Beltré has a good chance to go in on the...

Scott Rolen elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Jan. 24, 2023 22:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Rolen sat with his son in the parking lot outside Indiana's Bloomington South High School in 2018, waiting to coach grade schoolers in basketball and listening on the radio for results of his first appearance on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot. “`Dad, I think...

Rolen could become just 18th third baseman in Hall of Fame

Jan. 23, 2023 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Rolen could become just the 18th third baseman elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, the fewest of any position. “It stems from an original prejudice that third base is not important defensively,” John Thorn, Major League Baseball's official historian, said...

Trey Mancini planning to move around with Chicago Cubs

Jan. 23, 2023 16:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Chicago Cubs manager David Ross spoke with Trey Mancini about joining the team, the skipper mentioned playing first base, designated hitter and the corner outfield spots. For Mancini, the playing part was the key message. “I told him: ‘I...

Mancini can earn up to $21M over 2 years in Cubs contract

Jan. 21, 2023 16:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Trey Mancini can earn up to $21 million in his two-year contract wth the Chicago Cubs based on escalators and bonuses for plate appearances. Mancini's deal, finalized Friday, calls for $7 million salaries in each of the next two seasons. He has a conditional right to...

Mancini, Cubs finalize $14 million, 2-year contract

Jan. 21, 2023 16:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Trey Mancini and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $14 million, two-year contract. He gets $7 million in each of the next two seasons and has a conditional right to opt out after this season if he has at least 350 plate appearances. Mancini, a cancer...

Motivated Brewers determined to start new playoff streak

Jan. 18, 2023 21:09 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers shortstop Willy Adames attended the World Series as a spectator last season but couldn’t help but wonder what might have been. Milwaukee went 86-76 last year, ending a string of four straight playoff appearances. In the race for the National League’s...

Man gets 30-year-sentence in Houston road rage killing

Jan. 17, 2023 14:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged in a fatal road rage shooting of a teenager as he and his family drove home from a Houston Astros game in 2021 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, authorities announced Tuesday. Gerald Williams had been set to go to trial this week in the killing...

Frank Thomas, Pirates star and original Met, dies at 93

Jan. 16, 2023 22:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Thomas, a three-time All-Star with his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates who later became the top hitter on the expansion New York Mets, died Monday. He was 93. Both teams announced Thomas' death. The Mets said he died Monday morning in Pittsburgh. No cause was...