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  • Athletics hire Mike Aldrete as bench coach

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff. Aldrete fills a vacancy left when Chip Hale became Arizona's manager earlier this month. Aldrete joins Melvin's...

  • Padres hire Logan White as pro scouting director

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have hired Logan White as senior adviser to the general manager and pro scouting director. White will be responsible for overseeing all professional scouting efforts and player acquisition at the major and minor league level, as well as advising...

  • Cardinals stunned by Taveras' death

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar Taveras. The Cardinals are grieving the loss of an active player for the third time in 12 years after the 22-year-old Taveras died...

  • Cubs' manager focuses on job, not rumors

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Rick Renteria says he's focusing on his job and not the possibility that he might be replaced by former Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon. Renteria acknowledges in a statement released through his agent on Monday that he's aware of speculation about his job. He...

  • Funeral for Oscar Taveras in Dominican hometown

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Funeral services are being planned for Oscar Taveras in his hometown in the Dominican Republic following his death in a weekend car crash The young St. Louis Cardinals prospect is to be buried Tuesday in Sosua. Among those expected are...

  • Blue Jays bring back much of coaching staff

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are bringing back much of manager John Gibbons' coaching staff for next season. The Blue Jays said in a statement Monday that bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, first base coach Tim Leiper and third base coach Luis Rivera are all...

  • Braves hire hitting coach Seitzer from Toronto

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    New hitting coach Kevin Seitzer said he'll bring an up-the-middle philosophy to an Atlanta Braves team which flopped at the plate this season. The Braves hired Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday to replace Greg Walker. Atlanta also named Jose Castro as assistant hitting...

  • Feb. 9 trial date set in MLB steroid case

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A trial date has been set for four men charged in Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drugs scandal. All four were involved with Biogenesis of America in Coral Gables operated by Anthony Bosch, who has already pleaded guilty and is cooperating with...

  • Marlins' Stanton expects to have normal offseason

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries. Stanton was struck under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukee's Mike Fiers on Sept. 11, ending his season. He sustained facial...

  • Royals claim Sierra off waivers from White Sox

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Making a rare 40-man roster move in the middle of the World Series, the AL champion Kansas City Royals claimed outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. To clear a roster spot, the Royals designated right-hander Liam Hendriks for...

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