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This photo from a Zoom press conference shows New York Mets President Sandy Alderson, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Alderson returned as team president Friday when Steve Cohen bought the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. (New York Mets via AP)

Mets abandon baseball president search, to look for GM

Nov. 23, 2020 11:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have abandoned their search for a president of baseball operations and will instead focus on hiring a general manager who will report to team president Sandy Alderson. In the meantime, Alderson told Luis Rojas on Monday he will return for a second season as manager....

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer smiles during a press conference in Oxon Hill, Md. Theo Epstein, who transformed the long-suffering Chicago Cubs and helped bring home a drought-busting championship in 2016, is stepping down after nine seasons as the club's president of baseball operations.
The team announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Epstein is leaving the organization, and general manager Jed Hoyer is being promoted to take his place. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

New Cubs prez Hoyer's goal: Retool team but stay competitive

Nov. 23, 2020 4:15 PM EST

While the window is just opening on Jed Hoyer's time as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations, it's closing on the Cubs' championship-winning core. The Cubs gave Hoyer a five-year contract on Monday that runs through the 2025 season, one week after his friend and mentor Theo Epstein stepped down as...

Chicago's Wrigley Field granted top historic landmark status

Nov. 21, 2020 12:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field, the 106-year-old baseball shrine that's the Chicago Cubs' home, has been designated a National Historic Landmark. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the designation Thursday, saying the ballpark has played a significant role in Chicago's history and...

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...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein speaks at a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. Theo Epstein, who transformed the long-suffering Chicago Cubs and helped bring home a drought-busting championship in 2016, is stepping down after nine seasons as the club's president of baseball operations.
The team announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Epstein is leaving the organization, and general manager Jed Hoyer is being promoted to take his place. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Theo Epstein steps down after 9 seasons leading Cubs

Nov. 17, 2020 5:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Listening in on fans' conversations during his walks home from Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein could sense their excitement as the Chicago Cubs set themselves up to capture that long-awaited World Series championship. It was as if they were all in it together. “It felt like the lines...

File-This July 27, 2020, file photo shows Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Ryan Tepera (52) pitching during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. Baseball fans love to argue over who should win big awards. But there likely was no debate about the most surprising name on the list of players getting NL MVP votes Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. That was Tepera, the Chicago Cubs reliever who was 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA during the virus-shortened season. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Ryan Tepera? Mix-up gives curious MVP vote to Cubs pitcher

Nov. 13, 2020 1:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Tepera? Baseball fans love to argue over who should win big awards. But there likely was no debate about the most surprising name on the list of players getting NL MVP votes Thursday. That was Tepera, the Chicago Cubs reliever who was 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA during the virus-shortened...

AP source: LA Angels narrow GM search to 5 candidates

Nov. 11, 2020 1:31 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Los Angeles Angels have narrowed down a field of five candidates to be their next general manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the Angels aren't publicly disclosing details of their search. The...

FILE  - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash takes the practice field during the start of baseball spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla. Cash was named AL manager of the year Tuesday night, Nov. 10, 2020. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Kevin Cash, Don Mattingly win Manager of the Year awards

Nov. 10, 2020 10:06 PM EST

By the time Kevin Cash pulled Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell from the last game of the World Series, he had already been voted Manager of the Year in the American League. Even if he ended up losing the biggest prize. It was a Sunshine State sweep for skippers Tuesday night, with Miami’s Don Mattingly winning NL...

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....

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020, file photo, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado throws to first during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Denver. Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Arenado, Gordon each win 8th Gold Glove; Betts gets 5th

Nov. 3, 2020 10:10 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado won his eighth consecutive Gold Glove and right fielder Mookie Betts snared his fifth in a row on Tuesday, his first with the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers after four with Boston. Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon also won...