Posts Tagged Professional baseball

Ex-Twins manager Tom Kelly suffers stroke

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins say former manager Tom Kelly is recovering after suffering what the team calls a minor stroke last week.

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A’s Lester, Royals’ Shields in AL wild-card focus

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.

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Old, overpaid Phillies look ahead to offseason

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A franchise-record payroll didn’t help the Philadelphia Phillies win many games.

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AP source: 7 umpires rotate at World Series

Colorado Rockies' Wilin Rosario, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Coulombe, left, looks on along with catcher Drew Butera, second from left, and home plate umpire Mike Estabrook during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the plan tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will tweak its postseason tradition and add a seventh umpire to rotate between the replay booth and field for the World Series and league championship series.

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Braves’ Class A team moving to Zebulon in 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ advanced Class A team is moving from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Zebulon, North Carolina.

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