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A's Prospect Kyler Murray Wins Heisman Trophy

Dec 9, 2018 1:24 AM

On Saturday night, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was announced as the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner as the best player in college football.

He gets the award just months after the Oakland A's made him the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft after hitting .296 with 10 home runs for the Oklahoma baseball team in the spring. He is currently ranked as the A's No. 4 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Mike Napoli Announces Retirement

Dec 8, 2018 9:33 PM

Mike Napoli, a popular clubhouse figure who hit 267 home runs and made three World Series trips during his 13-year career, announced his retirement Saturday.

Napoli, who did not play in the majors last season because of a knee injury, said in a statement that he hopes to "be remembered as someone who always tried to keep the clubhouse atmosphere light and inclusive."

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

U.S. Senate Passes Bill To Honor Larry Doby

Dec 8, 2018 12:46 PM

The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Personal Award