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Champion Braves sign Manny Piña to add depth at catcher

Nov. 15, 2021 23:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The World Series champion Atlanta Braves added depth at catcher by signing Manny Piña to a two-year, $8 million contract Monday. Piña is the first player filing for free agency after the World Series to sign with a different club. ...

Julio Lugo, SS for 7 teams and Boston's '07 champs, has died

Nov. 15, 2021 17:47 PM EST

Julio Lugo, who played for seven teams in a 12-year major league career and was the shortstop for Boston's 2007 World Series championship team, has died, the Red Sox said. He was 45. ESPN reported that the cause of death was presumed to be a heart attack, citing Lugo's...

Possibility of universal DH could affect roster decisions

Nov. 10, 2021 21:29 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — If the universal designated hitter returns to the National League for good next season as many people believe, don’t be looking for the role to be filled with prototypical aging superstars who no longer play a position. While some teams might...

No Sprite, no spite: Braves' Anthopoulos beaming as WS champ

Nov. 10, 2021 20:41 PM EST

CARSLBAD, Calif. (AP) — Stuck at home while his Atlanta Braves won the World Series last week, Alex Anthopoulos wasn't sure how to celebrate when his two young kids offered an idea: “They wanted us to pull out the Sprite and spray it all over the place,” he said. ...

Boras: MLB cancer of trading veterans helped Braves win

Nov. 10, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball’s most influential agent said the sport was the victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by teams unloading veterans to accumulate draft picks and said the Atlanta Braves’ World Series title was a direct result of others' tanking. ...

Freeman voted Babe Ruth Award as postseason MVP by NY BBWAA

Nov. 06, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman has won the Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP in a vote by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Freeman hit .304 with five homers and 11 RBIs in 16 postseason games, helping the...

Hundreds of thousands fans celebrate Braves title in parade

Nov. 05, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were cheered by hundreds of thousands of fans in a two-stage parade on Friday celebrating the team's first World Series championship since 1995. Some area schools closed, and students seized the opportunity to attend the event. ...

Clarkson scores 30, Mitchell-less Jazz rout Hawks 116-98

Nov. 04, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jordan Clarkson was coming off one of his worst games. His teammates told him to keep shooting. That confidence sure paid off on a night when the Utah Jazz didn't have their leading scorer. Clarkson scored 30...

Schwarber, Pederson decline options, become free agents

Nov. 04, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta outfielder Joc Pederson and Boston infielder-outfielder Kyle Schwarber were among 10 players who became free agents Thursday when they both declined 2022 mutual options in their contracts. Pederson agreed with the Cubs in February to a $7...

Hamlin thriving amid chaos as he chases first NASCAR title

Nov. 04, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — What a difference a decade has made for Denny Hamlin, the undisputed winner on NASCAR's opening day of championship weekend. Hamlin was a nervous wreck at the championship contenders news conference in 2010, his legs shaking as sat on stage alongside...