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2:35 PM ET The Baltimore Orioles have hired Houston Astros assistant GM Mike Elias to be their general manager, the team announced Friday. The Orioles also gave Elias the title of executive vice president. Elias has overseen amateur scouting for the Astros since 2012. He received the assistant GM title in 2016, when he also
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2:44 AM ET Associated Press NAGOYA, Japan — Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team’s chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan won the six-game exhibition series 5-1 against an MLB
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9:57 PM ET ESPN News Services The Texas Rangers and veteran catcher Jeff Mathis have agreed to a two-year contract, The Athletic reported Thursday. The deal is pending a physical. Mathis, who turns 36 in March, is regarded as one of the game’s top defensive catchers. That has made up for his shortcomings at the
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2:15 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred after two days of meetings in Atlanta. The owners put off any decision Thursday on changes that might speed games. Manfred says they prefer to reach a consensus with the players’ union. Manfred took over as commissioner from
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8:04 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have hired Luis Ortiz as the hitting coach on new manager Chris Woodward’s staff, which will include three returning coaches. Texas also said Wednesday that the contracts of pitching coach Doug Brocail and assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen weren’t renewed. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu,
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6:50 PM ET New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom won his first Cy Young Award on Wednesday, capturing the National League edition after leading the majors in ERA. A ninth-round pick of the Mets in 2010 and a former Rookie of the Year, deGrom’s majors-leading 1.70 ERA was two-thirds of a run lower than the
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7:06 PM ET Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the team with the lowest opening-day payroll in baseball to a 97-65 record and its first playoff berth in four years. After leading the Braves to an unexpected NL East title, Brian Snitker has been
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6:23 PM ET Brian Snitker has been named NL manager of the year after guiding the Atlanta Braves to the team’s first winning season, postseason berth and division title in five years. Snitker is the first Braves manager since Bobby Cox in 2005 to be named manager of the year and accomplished the feat with
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1:34 PM ET Major League Baseball said Tuesday it will investigate claims of racial discrimination in the Seattle Mariners organization made by a former employee on Monday. “MLB is aware of the allegations made by a former employee of the Seattle Mariners regarding the conduct of Club employees. Consistent with our policies, we are investigating
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11:00 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Yes, the narrative of Joe Mauer‘s career was missing a championship chapter. That plotline stalled for a few years while the star was set back by injuries. Still, this story of the Minnesota native with the smooth left-handed swing who played for the Twins the entire time sure
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8:44 PM ET The Seattle Mariners on Monday denied claims of racial discrimination made on social media by Lorena Martin, their former director of high performance. The team said in a statement that Martin was fired last month, on Oct. 10. The team did not give a reason for her firing. She had been hired
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10:30 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Yadier Molina and J.T. Realmuto both homered Sunday to lead the MLB All-Stars to a 7-3 win over Japan for their first win of the six-game exhibition series. Realmuto hit a solo homer to right in the fourth at Tokyo Dome and Mitch Haniger scored on a throwing
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10:15 PM ET Justin Verlander‘s offseason is off to a good start. The Houston Astros ace and supermodel wife Kate Upton welcomed a baby daughter, Genevieve Upton Verlander, to the world earlier this week, the couple announced Saturday. Upton announced the pregnancy on Instagram in July, with a picture of her in a red, high-waisted
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7:59 PM ET Boston Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy tweeted Friday that he is currently cancer-free after being diagnosed with the disease again in August. “Friday was a very good day for me,” Remy, the former Red Sox second baseman, wrote. “Had my first scan since going through treatments. Highly successful. Cancer free for
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