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Puig changing plea to not guilty of lying in gambling case

Dec. 01, 2022 00:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig has decided to withdraw his agreement to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation. Puig is changing his plea to not guilty because of “significant new evidence,”...

Secure with 5-year deal, Clark pushes to make MLBPA stronger

Nov. 30, 2022 19:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tony Clark has never had more clout as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. The 50-year-old helped the union navigate a tumultuous stretch that included a pandemic-shortened 2020 season and a new labor deal in March that not...

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

Nov. 30, 2022 18:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings...

Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

Nov. 30, 2022 16:51 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Don Mattingly was expecting to spend a summer at home with his family. A call from the Toronto Blue Jays convinced him to get back into baseball. Mattingly, who left his job as Miami Marlins manager at the end of last season, is joining Toronto’s staff as bench...

Iran win another step as US soccer tries to boost interest

Nov. 30, 2022 13:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American soccer hopes to be ascendant, to challenge the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA in the competition for U.S. market share. Reaching the final 16 with Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Iran was another step for a team whose success is measured in...

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

Nov. 29, 2022 20:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million. The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.'s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange...

MLBPA keeps Clark, extends executive director through 2027

Nov. 29, 2022 19:11 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has voted to extend the contract of executive director Tony Clark through 2027. The 50-year-old Clark — who had a 15-year big league career, mostly with the Tigers and Diamondbacks — helped broker the...

Pirates add Santana looking for power, veteran presence

Nov. 29, 2022 17:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carlos Santana tugged at his new Pittsburgh Pirates cap, pulled at his jersey and broke into an impromptu dance. Cities change. Circumstances change. Expectations change. The urge to get loose whenever the moment strikes the veteran first baseman/designated hitter...

Jeimer Candelario agrees to 1-year contract with Nationals

Nov. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infielder Jeimer Candelario agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, giving the club someone to compete for the starting job at third base. The 29-year-old Candelario is a switch-hitter who is coming off a down year for the Detroit...

White Sox round out coaching staff under new manager Grifol

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox rounded out their coaching staff under new manager Pedro Grifol on Tuesday, hiring José Castro as their hitting coach and Eddie Rodriguez as third base coach. They also announced Chris Johnson as assistant hitting coach, Mike Tosar as major...