Pirates announce Ben Cherington general manager
Pittsburgh Pirates announce Ben Cherington general manager.
AP source: Pirates agree to hire Ben Cherington as GM
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager.
Angels’ Trout overcomes injury, tragedy to win 3rd AL MVP
Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger has beaten out the Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich to win NL MVP.
Odorizzi, Abreu accept $17.8M offers to stay with teams
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman José Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White Sox as general managers headed home following their four-day annual meeting.
Kavanaugh avoids controversy in first major appearance
Justice Brett Kavanaugh is staying away from controversy in his first major public appearance since his stormy, narrow Supreme Court confirmation a year ago.
Astros can make history if Bregman wins MVP
If slugger Alex Bregman is selected the American League’s Most Valuable Player, the Houston Astros will become the first team to have an MVP, Cy Young Award winner and Rookie of the Year in the same season.
Astros’ Verlander, Mets’ deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards
Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets has been named the NL Cy Young Award winner in a runaway vote for the second straight year.
Astros sign stealing charges latest to tarnish reputation
Fresh off a bitter Game 7 loss in their bid for another title, and tarnished by an executive’s clubhouse rant at female reporters and the failed attempt to smear the journalist who wrote about it, the Houston Astros are now embroiled in a new scandal.
Boras bashes lack of competition, senses faster-paced market
Baseball’s most prominent agent, Scott Boras, criticized teams for a lack of competition, proclaiming “in many ways the industry is in a competitive hibernation” that has led to four straight years of attendance drops.
Kapler says he didn’t do enough for alleged assault victim
New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler says he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers.
Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy
Gabe Kapler has been hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies.
MLB checking into report '17 Astros stole signs, broke rules
Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field.
Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death
Rocco Baldelli of the Minnesota Twins has narrowly beaten out Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees to win AL Manager of the Year.
Acing it: Success of Nats, Astros puts attention on starters
The Washington Nationals went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, winning their first title led by starters Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin.
Cardinals agree to deal with Adam Wainwright for 2020 season
St. Louis and Adam Wainwright agreed to contract for next season, raising the likelihood that the veteran pitcher finishes his career with the Cardinals.
Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year
Yordan Àlvarez of the Houston Astros has been unanimously chosen AL Rookie of the Year.
Trump soaks in Deep South cheers at college football matchup
President Donald Trump is on a sports kick, taking in baseball, a wrestling tournament and college football in recent days.
Astros president Ryan shifts to lesser role with team
Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a reporter and retracted a statement by the club.
Crisis throws curve ball at opening of Venezuelan baseball
Venezuela's beloved Winter League baseball season has opened with hundreds of cheering fans converging on the stadium in Caracas and elsewhere throughout the crisis-torn South American nation.
Strong ending helps World Series avoid record low viewership
The deciding game of the Astros-Nationals World Series reached more than 23 million viewers.