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  • Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    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: 11 hr ago

    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...

  • Diamondbacks add Bryan Minniti as assistant GM

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks added Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as professional scouting coordinator Thursday. Minniti spent the last five seasons as the Washington Nationals' assistant general manager. Russell worked on the Detroit Tigers'...

  • Mets hire Kevin Long as hitting coach

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets hired Kevin Long as hitting coach Thursday. The 47-year-old Long spent the last eight seasons as the Yankees' hitting coach. The Mets also added Dustin Clarke as major league strength and conditioning coach. He spent the past season with the team's...

  • Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons and with Boston's top minor-league team at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011. In a 19-year playing career as an outfielder and designated...

  • Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal. Paulo Berejuk, 50,...

  • Braves make Hart president of baseball operations

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations. With Hart taking the newly created title on Thursday, the Braves aren't looking for a...

  • Padres fire Plantier as hitting coach

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres. Plantier was dismissed Wednesday after three years on the job. The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues. They were hitting .210 on June 30. Manager Bud Black said he and...

  • Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series. The 33-year-old had a stellar 2012 season for the Twins, posting a 2.18 ERA in 64...

  • Dodgers' Haren has surgery on left shoulder

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday. The team said the 30-minute procedure on Haren's non-throwing shoulder was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. He will begin his rehab in a week and is expected to be ready...

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