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December

01
Toronto Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

Don Mattingly was expecting to spend a summer at home with his family. A call from the Toronto Blue Jays convinced him to get back into baseball. Mattingly, who left his job as Miami Marlins manager at the end of last season, is joining Toronto’s staff as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team revealed Wednesday. Mattingly stated he’d been contacted by multiple clubs with offers for 2023, but nothing interested him until Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins called to chat. “Just the first conversation, it felt great, honestly,” Mattingly said on a video call Wednesday. “It piqued my interest right away.” […]

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November

30
Doncic, Mavs edge Curry, Warriors in West finals replay

Tim Hardaway Jr. had to watch when his Dallas Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors in last season’s Western Conference finals. He found himself in the middle of some playoff intensity in their first meeting this season. Hardaway hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late, Luka Doncic scored 41 points in his NBA-leading fifth triple-double and the Mavericks held off the Warriors 116-113 on Tuesday night. Dallas ended a four-game losing streak, the longest in two seasons under coach Jason Kidd. Golden State, a winner in five matches last spring on the way to the title, lost for just the second time in seven games after […]

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November

24
Angels acquire Hunter Renfroe, send 3 pitchers to Brewers

The Los Angeles Angels obtained power-hitting outfielder Hunter Renfroe in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for three young pitchers Tuesday night. Milwaukee received right-handers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero, and minor league lefty Adam Seminaris. Renfroe batted .255 with 29 home runs, 72 RBIs and an .807 OPS in 125 games this season, his first with the Brewers. He led major league right fielders with 11 assists and ranked 10th in the National League with a .492 slugging percentage. “Obviously, it’s a productive player who’s done it year in and year out for a while,” Angels general manager Perry Minasian said on a Zoom conference with reporters. “It’s […]

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November

09
GM says Angels not trading Shohei Ohtani this offseason

The Los Angeles Angels are not trading two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani this offseason, general manager Perry Minasian told a group of reporters Monday. Ohtani agreed last month to a one-year, $30 million deal with the Angels for the 2023 season, his final year before free agency, but speculation had persisted that he could be dealt this offseason. “Because he’s obviously such a good player, we’re not moving him. Ohtani is not getting moved,” Minasian stated at the general manager meetings in Las Vegas, according to the LA Times. “He’ll be here to start the season. I know there’s been rumors and all types of things, […]

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November

07
Astros’ Jeremy Pena caps brilliant rookie season with World Series MVP

Over the course of one amazing rookie season, Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena has moved beyond his spring training status as Carlos Correa’s successor. At this point, it might be more accurate to say that Correa, Houston’s longtime All-Star shortstop who departed via free agency this spring, is Pena’s predecessor. Pena capped his amazing debut campaign Saturday by being named MVP of the World Series after the Astros clinched the title with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. “It has a lot to do with my family, my upbringing,” Pena said. “Shoutout to my teammates as well. They took me in since day one. They […]

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November

02
Ravens acquire LB Roquan Smith in trade with Bears

The Baltimore Ravens filled the biggest void in the middle of their defense with the NFL’s leading tackler. The Ravens got Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith on Tuesday, sending the Bears a second- and a fifth-round pick in 2023 for Smith, who tops the NFL with 83 tackles this season. As part of the trade, the Ravens also sent linebacker A.J. Klein to Chicago. Smith was owed $5.408 million for the rest of the season. As part of the trade agreement, the Bears are paying Smith $4.833 million while the Ravens are paying him the league-minimum $575,000 for the rest of the season, sources told ESPN’s Adam […]

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November

01
Royals hire Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as manager

The Kansas City Royals hired Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as manager Sunday, turning over the young core of a rebuilding franchise to a forward-thinking manager with experience winning in a small market. Quatraro replaces Mike Matheny, who was fired as part of a wide-spread shakeup within the Royals after a 65-97 finish for their sixth consecutive losing season. Quatraro was chosen by Royals general manager J.J. Picollo, who took over as head of the club’s baseball operations after the firing of longtime front-office executive Dayton Moore. “We are extremely excited to have Matt leading our club and core of talent,” Picollo […]

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October

21
Padres’ bats come alive in Game 2 comeback win to even NLCS

Juan Soto and Josh Hader absorbed most of the attention, but Brandon Drury and Josh Bell were in-season assets of similar importance to the San Diego Padres — a belief further emphasized by Fernando Tatis Jr.’s ensuing suspension. Drury and Bell represented key power bats in the middle of the lineup, a key source of protection for Soto and Manny Machado. And on Wednesday, with the Padres in desperate need of a victory, their bats finally came alive. Drury and Bell, struggling all postseason and for most of their Padres tenure, combined for five hits and drove in five runs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, keying an 8-5 […]

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October

20
Stephen Curry, Warriors celebrate championship, beat Lakers

After all those thrilling NBA Finals battles of last decade, Stephen Curry and LeBron James can still put on a spectacular show well into their 30s. Opening night between these two greats showed why Curry’s team is on top these days. Curry started the season with 33 points, seven assists and six rebounds despite a slow start, and the Golden State Warriors defeated James and the Los Angeles Lakers 123-109 on Tuesday night after receiving their championship rings in a pregame ceremony. “I’m thrilled with the win,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Ring night is never an easy game and the first game of the season is usually filled […]

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October

19
Rockets, Kevin Porter Jr. agree to 4-year, $82.5M extension

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. has agreed to a four-year, $82.5 million contract extension, his agent Sam Permut of Roc Nation Sports told ESPN on Monday. The extension has a unique structure that permits for significant upside for Porter and protections for the Rockets. The deal’s first season is guaranteed, and future seasons have several mechanisms to fully guarantee, sources said. Porter, 22, landed the extension ahead of Monday’s 6 p.m. ET deadline for players out of the NBA draft class of 2019. Houston GM Rafael Stone and coach Stephen Silas have invested significant time and energy into Porter on and […]

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