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Mets coaches: Sherlock reunites with Showalter for 3rd time

Jan. 21, 2022 13:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Sherlock will be the New York Mets' bench coach this season, reuniting for the third time with new manager Buck Showalter. The Mets announced their staff Friday. Eric Chavez will be the hitting coach, with Wayne Kirby coaching first base and...

Red Sox slugger Ortiz on track for baseball hall election

Jan. 21, 2022 12:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s Big Papi appears headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- no last-minute walk-off needed. The Red Sox slugger looks to be on track for induction in Cooperstown this summer, riding the strength of his on- and off-field achievements to overcome stigmas that...

MLB's snail-paced lockout talks to resume with union offer

Jan. 20, 2022 20:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-day break. The players’ association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to...

Robot umpires at home plate moving up to Triple-A for 2022

Jan. 20, 2022 15:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robot umpires have been given a promotion and will be just one step from the major leagues this season. Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, the highest level of the minor leagues. MLB’s website posted...

Rays say split-season plan with Montreal rejected by MLB

Jan. 20, 2022 15:49 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays' proposed plan to split the season between Florida and Montreal has been rejected by Major League Baseball. Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg announced the news on Thursday. “Today's news is flat-out deflating,”...

Twins elect Gardenhire, Gladden, Tovar to team Hall of Fame

Jan. 20, 2022 14:42 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire and former players Dan Gladden and César Tovar into the team's Hall of Fame this summer. The Twins announced Thursday that Gardenhire, Gladden and Tovar will become the 35th, 36th and 37th members of...

Roberts lifts Stony Brook over Binghamton 74-71

Jan. 19, 2022 22:12 PM EST

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Roberts had 25 points and Jahlil Jenkins and Frankie Policelli both hit two free throws in the final 18 seconds to help Stony Brook slip past Binghamton 74-71 on Wednesday night. Roberts shot 9 for 10 from the foul line for the Seawolves (11-6, 3-1...

Cause of death released after mother, son fall at Petco Park

Jan. 19, 2022 21:19 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police have determined the causes of death of a 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son who plunged from the third level of San Diego's Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game last year. Raquel Wilkins’...

Former NFL players among North Carolina sports hall class

Jan. 19, 2022 14:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trio of former National Football League players, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a holdover from 2021 highlight the new class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The hall, which announced the new class on Wednesday,...

Guardians promote Torres to assistant pitching coach

Jan. 19, 2022 13:27 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians have promoted Joe Torres to assistant pitching coach on manager Terry Francona's staff. Torres spent the past two seasons as the Guardians' minor league pitching coordinator. The 39-year-old has been credited in helping with the development...