Tag

January

17
Brad Ausmus joins Oakland A’s as bench coach for first-time manager Mark Kotsay

Brad Ausmus, former manager of the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels, has been hired as bench coach for the Oakland Athletics, providing some much-needed experience to the coaching staff of rookie manager Mark Kotsay. The A’s settled Kotsay’s coaching staff on Friday, also announcing the promotion of Tommy Everidge to major league hitting coach and the hiring of Chris Cron as an assistant hitting coach. Ausmus, 52, managed the Tigers from 2014 to 2017, winning the American League Central Division at the beginning of that four-year stretch and concluding with a 314-332 regular-season record. The longtime major league catcher then went 72-90 […]

Read More

January

06
Los Angeles Angels hire Phil Nevin, Bill Haselman and Benji Gil; Adam Eaton could return as coach

The Los Angeles Angels are bringing in Phil Nevin, Bill Haselman and Benji Gil as part of their coaching staff under manager Joe Maddon, the team revealed Wednesday. Their roles have yet to be determined, at least in part because of the uncertainty surrounding Adam Eaton, a prospective coach who played last season and thus can’t communicate with team officials because of Major League Baseball’s ongoing lockout. Eaton, 33, spent the last 10 years as a major league outfielder and made enough of an impression with the Angels in 2021 — particularly on young outfielders Brandon Marsh and Jo Adell — that the team has considered […]

Read More

December

21
Oakland Athletics announce promotion of Mark Kotsay, 46, from third-base coach to manager

The Oakland Athletics announced, on Tuesday, the hiring of Mark Kotsay as their next manager. Kotsay, 46, was Oakland’s third-base coach last season and is a former bench coach with the Athletics. He now takes over for Bob Melvin, who left to manage the San Diego Padres. Kotsay is a former major league outfielder who played for seven clubs, including the Athletics. He finished his career with 127 home runs, 720 RBIs and a .276 batting average. The Athletics, who have long been an American League contender with a small payroll, continue to compete for postseason appearances. Oakland was deep in the mix […]

Read More

December

20
New York Mets hire Buck Showalter as new manager

The New York Mets have hired Buck Showalter as their new manager, team owner Steven Cohen revealed Saturday on Twitter. Showalter received a three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the length of the agreement had not been announced. Showalter, 65, takes over for Luis Rojas, who was fired after a season in which the team held on to first place for 103 days but ultimately concluded 77-85 and missed the playoffs. Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro also were candidates for the […]

Read More

November

10
Antetokounmpo, Allen lead Bucks past short-handed 76ers

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 16 rebounds, Grayson Allen scored 25 points and hit a key 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 1118-109 on Tuesday night. Bobby Portis added 19 points for the NBA champions, who played a day after celebrating the franchise’s first title in 50 years with a trip to visit President Joe Biden at the White House. The Bucks won for just the second time in the last seven. Tyrese Maxey scored 31 points for the 76ers, who played without four-time All-Star Joel Embiid for the second consecutive game. Embiid was one of four 76ers out due […]

Read More

October

28
Padres hire Ruben Niebla as pitching coach before landing manager

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller has hired a pitching coach before landing a manager. Preller hired Ruben Niebla away from Cleveland on Wednesday, saying a number of factors made the Guardians’ assistant pitching coach and Southern California native too good to pass up even as San Diego’s managerial search stretched to three weeks. Niebla, 49, has been Cleveland’s assistant pitching coach for the last two campaigns. Before that, he spent seven seasons as the Guardians’ minor league pitching coordinator. Overall, he spent 21 seasons in Cleveland’s organization. He is widely credited with helping develop starters such as Shane Bieber, former […]

Read More

October

07
San Diego Padres fire Jayce Tingler after falling short of big goals

The San Diego Padres have fired Jayce Tingler, who presided over the biggest collapse in franchise history just a season after finishing second in voting for National League Manager of the Year. President of baseball operations and general manager A.J. Preller announced the move Wednesday, three days after the Padres finished 79-83 and in third place in the NL West, 28 games behind the San Francisco Giants. Tingler will be given the chance to stay in the organization. “Jayce accomplished a great deal in his two seasons with the Padres, leading our team through an unprecedented pandemic and into the postseason for the […]

Read More

August

30
Dodgers rally with 3 runs in 8th to beat Rockies 5-2

Will Smith snapped a tie with a bases-loaded, two-run single in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to defeat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Saturday night. Smith stroked a 3-1 pitch from Daniel Bard (7-7) into left field, scoring Max Muncy and Mookie Betts to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead. “I feel pretty confident in those situations,” Smith said. “I’ve had a lot of success. I feel like I’m not afraid to fail in that moment.” The Dodgers finally cashed in with the bases loaded after failing to score under similar circumstances in the first and third innings. Los Angeles added a run on pinch-hitter AJ Pollock’s […]

Read More

August

12
Los Angeles Angels have no plans to shut down Mike Trout for season

Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian reiterated Wednesday that there aren’t any plans to shut down star outfielder Mike Trout for the rest of the campaign. The three-time American League MVP has not played since May 17 after going on the injured list with a right calf strain. The original prognosis was six to eight weeks, but Trout has been out of the lineup for 12 weeks since sustaining the injury. Wednesday marked the 75th match that Trout missed, which is his longest stint of missed games in his 11-year career. Trout’s progress stalled after he felt some discomfort after a couple […]

Read More

June

28
Arizona Diamondbacks’ 24-game road losing skid finally ends with rout of Padres

It had been 62 days and 24 road matches since the Arizona Diamondbacks shook hands on an opponent’s field after a triumph. “You can’t imagine how good it feels,” manager Torey Lovullo said after the Diamondbacks snapped their MLB-record, 24-game road losing streak by routing the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Saturday night. Merrill Kelly threw six strong scoreless innings, and Eduardo Escobar had four hits and five RBIs. Escobar and Christian Walker homered for the Diamondbacks, who hadn’t won away from Chase Field since April 25, when Madison Bumgarner pitched seven no-hit innings at Atlanta. “I’m proud of these guys,” Lovullo said. “We played a real good baseball game today, […]

Read More

News Post

  • MLB Players Association to make counteroffer to league in Monday meeting
    Read More
  • Free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa hires Scott Boras to represent him
    Read More
  • Updated Pegasus World Cup 2022: Who’s in? Who’s out?
    Read More