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Nelson Cruz Joins Dodgers As Adviser

Nov 30, 2023 1:41 AM

Longtime major league outfielder Nelson Cruz has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as an adviser who is expected to work mostly out of the team's academy in his native Dominican Republic, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.

Cruz, 43, announced his retirement from the majors in early November, then played five games with the Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League as something of a farewell tour.

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Yankees Hire Brad Ausmus As Bench Coach For Manager Aaron Boone

Nov 22, 2023 1:11 AM

The Yankees hired Brad Ausmus to replace Carlos Mendoza as bench coach for manager Aaron Boone, the team announced Tuesday.

Ausmus managed Detroit from 2014-17 and the Los Angeles Angels in 2019, winning the AL Central at 90-72 in his first season with the Tigers before Baltimore swept Detroit in a Division Series.

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Angels Hire Barry Enright As Pitching Coach

Nov 21, 2023 2:45 PM

 The Los Angeles Angels have hired Barry Enright to be their pitching coach.

Manager Ron Washington gave the job Tuesday to Enright, 37, who has only been in coaching for five years. He was a pitching coach in the Arizona Diamondbacks' system from 2019 to '21, and he spent the past two years as their assistant major league pitching coach and minor league pitching coordinator.

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Red Sox Hire Andrew Bailey As Pitching Coach

Nov 21, 2023 2:42 PM

Andrew Bailey was hired Tuesday as pitching coach of the Boston Red Sox after four seasons in the same role with the San Francisco Giants.

He replaced Dave Bush, Boston's pitching coach for the past four seasons.

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Padres Hire Mike Shildt As New Manager

Nov 21, 2023 2:37 PM

The San Diego Padres have agreed to terms with Mike Shildt on a two-year contract to become their new manager, the team announced Tuesday.

Shildt, former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, replaces Bob Melvin, who left San Diego for division rival San Francisco.

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Blue Jays Hire DeMarlo Hale As Associate Manager

Nov 13, 2023 6:08 PM

DeMarlo Hale was hired by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday as associate manager under John Schneider after three seasons as Terry Francona's bench coach in Cleveland.

The 62-year-old Chicago native was Toronto's bench coach from 2013 to '18, became an Atlanta minor league coach and special assistant in 2019, then was the Braves' interim first base coach in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season when Eric Young decided not to travel.

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Yankees Hire James Rowson As Hitting Coach

Nov 13, 2023 6:06 PM

James Rowson, who developed a good relationship with Aaron Judge in the minor leagues, was hired Monday as the Yankees' hitting coach after a season in which New York finished with the next-to-worst batting average in the major leagues.

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Astros Hire Joe Espada As New Manager

Nov 12, 2023 1:49 PM

The Houston Astros are hiring Joe Espada as their manager following Dusty Baker's retirement, turning to their longtime bench coach as they look to continue a record-setting run of seven consecutive American League Championship Series appearances, sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday.

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Giants Hire Matt Williams As Third-Base Coach

Nov 11, 2023 12:36 AM

Matt Williams is returning to the San Francisco Giants as the third-base coach on new manager Bob Melvin's staff.

The team announced its coaching staff Friday.

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Angels Hire Ron Washington As Manager

Nov 8, 2023 5:43 PM

The Los Angeles Angels hired Ron Washington as their new manager Wednesday, opting for an experienced and respected coach as the team prepares for the possibility of a significant overhaul if star Shohei Ohtani leaves in free agency.

The 71-year-old Washington last managed in 2014, when he resigned from the Texas Rangers, where he'd found significant success -- including two World Series appearances -- over eight seasons.

Despite a 53-87 record in his final season, Washington's career record is 664-611.

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White Sox Hire Marcus Thames As Hitting Coach

D-Backs Extend Manager Torey Lovullo Through 2026

Craig Counsell Leaves Brewers To Manage Cubs

Guardians Name Stephen Vogt New Manager

Marlins Hire Rays GM Peter Bendix To Run Baseball Ops

Braves Re-Sign Joe Jimenez To Three-Year, $26M Contract


Braves Re-Sign Pierce Johnson To Two-Year, $14.25M Deal

Craig Breslow To Lead Baseball Operations For Red Sox

D-Backs Extend GM Mike Hazen Through 2028

Brewers Sign Josh Donaldson To Minor League Deal

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Reds Sign Trey Mancini To Minor League Deal

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Tigers DFA Eric Haase, Sign Carson Kelly

Dodgers Sign Kolten Wong To Minor League Deal

Astros, Andrew Knapp Agree To Minor League Deal

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Rangers Sign Josh Harrison To Minor League Deal

Dodgers Agree To Terms With Korean RHP Hyun-Seok Jang

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Reds, Manager David Bell Agree To Three-Year Extension

Twins' Walker Jenkins Becomes Final First-Round Pick To Agree To Deal

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Nationals, Dylan Crews Agree To $9M Signing Bonus

Pirates Sign No. 1 Pick Paul Skenes To Rookie Record Deal