Latest AL East News

Death of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez ruled a suicide

Jan. 15, 2022 16:09 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old’s body was found. ...

Travis Snider retires after 8 big league seasons

Jan. 13, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Travis Snider says he has retired after eight major league seasons. “I have contemplated this day for for a while but the time has finally come for me to hang up the spikes,” he wrote Thursday on Instagram. “I have spent many waking hours and sleepless nights trying to find a...

Yanks' Balkovec living 'American dream' with manager role

Jan. 12, 2022 16:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Balkovec is aware of the negativity in her social media feeds and tries to leave it there. Her sisters see it, too, and can't help but pass along certain disparaging reactions to her barrier-breaking journey. “It's hilarious to me," Balkovec said. "Because...

Orioles moving LF fence back at Camden Yards

Jan. 12, 2022 12:59 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles are moving the wall in left field back as much as 30 feet in an effort to make Oriole Park at Camden Yards a bit easier on pitchers. An Orioles spokesman confirmed the team's plans Wednesday, sharing an email sent to fans whose seats will be affected. ...

Former Cubs, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester announces retirement

Jan. 12, 2022 11:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester, a durable left-hander who won three World Series titles during 16 years in the majors, has announced his retirement. Lester, who turned 38 on Friday, finishes with a 200-117 record and a 3.66 ERA in 452 career games, including 451 starts. He also has been...

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...

AP sources: Yanks' Balkovec to be first female MiLB manager

Jan. 09, 2022 21:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are promoting Rachel Balkovec to manager of the Low A Tampa Tarpons, making her the first woman to skipper a team affiliated with Major League Baseball, according to two people familiar with the move. The people spoke to The Associated Press on...

AP sources: Yankees' Rachel Balkovec to manage Low A Tampa, will be first female skipper in MLB-affiliated league

Jan. 09, 2022 21:58 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — AP sources: Yankees' Rachel Balkovec to manage Low A Tampa, will be first female skipper in MLB-affiliated league.

Cone, Perez, Ravech replace A-Rod, Vasgersian on ESPN Sunday

Jan. 07, 2022 15:35 PM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former players David Cone and Eduardo Perez are joining Karl Ravech to form a new broadcast team for ESPN's “Sunday Night Baseball” telecasts. Alex Rodriguez, the scandal-tainted three-time MVP who had been on the telecasts during the past four seasons,...

AP source: Mets hiring hitting coach Chávez away from Yanks

Jan. 06, 2022 23:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are set to hire Eric Chávez as hitting coach, luring him away from the crosstown Yankees as the team begins to put together a staff under new manager Buck Showalter. Chávez and the Mets have an agreement in place, according to a person familiar...