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  • 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...

  • Mets pitcher Familia has hernia surgery

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia has undergone hernia surgery. The team said Dr. Bill Meyers operated to repair bilateral sports hernias on Friday in Philadelphia. Familia was en route to his home in the Dominican Republic, the Mets said Saturday. The 25-year-old was 2-5...

  • Cardinals Wainwright undergoes elbow surgery

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After getting a second opinion, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had what the team described as minor elbow surgery on Friday. The operation was an arthroscopic procedure to trim a small piece of cartilage from the right elbow, according to the Cardinals. The 33-year-old...

  • Joe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is now free to listen to offers from any club — a prospect the manager apparently found too difficult to resist....

  • Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate. Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers. Coles...

  • Phillies, Sizemore agree to 1-year, $2M contract

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract. The team announced the contract, which includes performance bonuses, on Thursday. Sizemore would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series. Sizemore split the 2014...

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