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Cubs hire Astros exec Bokhari as assistant general manager

Oct. 25, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs continued to reshape their front office on Monday, hiring Houston Astros executive Ehsan Bokhari as assistant general manager. The move comes a week and a half after the Cubs hired Carter Hawkins from Cleveland's front office as general...

Fab Four of July acquisitions lead Braves to World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Atlanta had just stumbled again, losing its seventh straight attempt to reach .500. “This isn’t going to define our season, this series,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said that night at New York’s Citi Field. Little did he...

Motivated by late father's words, Baker chases elusive crown

Oct. 25, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn’t mince words. ...

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,...

Longtime Brewers coach Ed Sedar, 60, announces retirement

Oct. 25, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Longtime Milwaukee Brewers coach Ed Sedar has retired after a 30-year career with the organization. Sedar, 60, had worked as the Brewers’ first base coach from 2007-10 and third base coach from 2011-20. He spent this season as an adviser to the...

AP source: Cards replacing Shildt with bench coach Marmol

Oct. 24, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to announce Monday that bench coach Oliver Marmol will be promoted to replace fired manager Mike Shildt, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night because...

AP source: St. Louis Cardinals promoting bench coach Oliver Marmol to replace fired manager Mike Shildt

Oct. 24, 2021 23:09 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — AP source: St. Louis Cardinals promoting bench coach Oliver Marmol to replace fired manager Mike Shildt.

Lucky lumber: Rosario's hot bat leads Braves to Series

Oct. 24, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Eddie Rosario talked the other day about his lucky lumber, a 33 1/2-inch, 31-ounce Chandler Bat that started to heat up with a four-hit night in mid-September. “I’ve been using that bat that I hit for the cycle with and it has not disappointed,” he...

Kershaw, Scherzer among Dodgers stars with uncertain futures

Oct. 24, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally ran out of comebacks. They won’t have a chance to defend their World Series title after losing to the Atlanta Braves in six games in the NL Championship Series. It might have been the last game together for such key...

Braves vs Astros: A World Series 6 decades in the making

Oct. 24, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Freddie Freeman swinging onto baseball’s biggest stage for the first time, Jose Altuve & Co. back for more. Luis Garcia, Framber Valdez and a fresh set of Houston arms facing Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and these eager, young Atlanta bats. And the...