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FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Adam Cimber delivers during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday,. The Indians traded Cimber to the Miami Marlins on Monday, Nov. 3, 2020, for $100,000. Cimber went 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 14 games this past season for Cleveland, which acquired the right-hander in 2018 from the San Diego Padres in the deal that brought All-Star closer Brad Hand to the Indians. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Indians sell reliever Adam Cimber to Marlins for $100,000

Nov. 30, 2020 8:12 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians sold side-arm reliever Adam Cimber to the Marlins on Monday for $100,000, and Miami designated right-hander José Ureña for assignment. Ureña, the Marlins' opening day starter in 2018 and 2019, spent six seasons with the Marlins and had been with them...

Red Sox tab Will Venable as bench coach in Cora's return

Nov. 20, 2020 3:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Will Venable to be a bench coach on manager Alex Cora’s staff. Venable spent the last three seasons with the Cubs as a first- and third-base coach after a 12-year career as a major league outfielder, mostly with the San Diego Padres. Venable, whose...

Seidler takes control of Padres after Fowler steps down

Nov. 18, 2020 9:48 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ron Fowler has stepped down as executive chairman of the San Diego Padres and lead investor Peter Seidler has been approved by fellow Major League Baseball owners to take over control of the team as chairman. Fowler will remain with the club in the advisory role and will continue to sit on...

Padres' Clevinger needs TJ surgery, out '21; gets 2-yr deal

Nov. 16, 2020 8:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres pitcher Mike Clevinger will miss the 2021 season because of Tommy John surgery, the team announced Monday after reaching agreement with the right-hander on an $11.5 million, two-year contract. San Diego said Clevinger’s surgery will be performed Tuesday in Cincinnati by Reds...

Pirates name Baker director of coaching, player development

Nov. 10, 2020 4:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have named former big-league catcher John Baker their director of coaching and player development. General manager Ben Cherington announced the hire on Tuesday, the latest step in an organizational shuffling that's designed to help end the Pirates' freefall....

CORRECTS SECOND SENTENCE - FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis begins his swing on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Lewis won the AL Rookie of the Year award on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Brewers' Williams, Mariners CF Lewis win Rookie of the Year

Nov. 9, 2020 9:05 PM EST

Much like one of his lofty leaps at the wall, Kyle Lewis soared above the field. The center fielder for the Seattle Mariners won the AL Rookie of the Year award Monday night, and Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams took home the NL honor. The 25-year-old Lewis received all 30 first-place votes in balloting...

Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom in the mix for historic NL awards

Nov. 2, 2020 10:57 PM EST

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts could become the second player to win the MVP award in each league, and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the running for his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award. The competition, of course, is tough. Betts, Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado are the top finishers for...

Padres decline Mitch Moreland's $3 million option

Nov. 1, 2020 6:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres declined a $3 million option on Mitch Moreland on Sunday, and the first baseman/designated hitter gets a $500,000 buyout and becomes a free agent. Moreland hit .203 with two homers and eight RBIs in 69 at-bats for San Diego, which acquired him from Boston on Aug. 30...

Perdomo has TJ surgery, Strahm set to have knee surgery

Oct. 22, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo has had reconstructive elbow surgery and left-hander Matt Strahm is scheduled to undergo patellar tendon repair in his right knee. Perdomo was 0-0 with a 5.71 ERA in 10 appearances, including one start, in his fifth season with the Padres. Strahm...

The Tampa Bay Rays celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees 2-1 in Game 5 of a baseball AL Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

Oct. 16, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time start times. Tampa Bay’s 2-1 win in Game 5 on Oct. 9 was the most-watched game of the round, averaging 3,723,000 viewers on TBS, the network said Friday. Among the...