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Alexander: Dodgers great Don Sutton learned well from his elders

Hall of Famer and former Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, chats with fellow Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Sandy Koufax before an Old-Timers game on June 8, 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Sutton passed away at age 75 on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Former Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodger left handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with hall of famed and former Los Angel...
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Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for Dodgers, dies at 75

Hall of Famer and former Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton, right, chats with fellow Hall of Famer and Dodgers great Sandy Koufax before an Old-Timers game on June 8, 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Sutton passed away at age 75 on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton passed away at age 75. Former Los Angeles and Brooklyn Dodger left handed pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with hall of famed and former Los Angel...
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Angels agree with catcher Kurt Suzuki on busy day for deals

The Angels reportedly agreed with veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki on a one-year, $1.5-million deal on Friday, providing another option with Max Stassi rehabbing from hip surgery. The Angels have not announced the deal, which was reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. It was part of a busy day for the Angels, who also settled with three of their arbitration-eligible players and opened the international signing period by inking at least two players. Suzuki, 37, spent the past two years with the Wa...
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Free agent left-hander Alex Wood leaves Dodgers for rival Giants

Left-hander Alex Wood pitched 14 innings in three separate World Series for the Dodgers – including two scoreless innings in the clinching Game 6 last fall – but he will be pitching for their rival next season. Wood agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. The contract guarantees him $3 million in salary but could double through a series of incentives. Wood joins reliever Pedro Baez as free agents leaving the Dodgers. Baez signed a two-year deal with the Houston A...
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Photos: Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda through the years

FILE – Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda celebrates after the Dodgers beat the Montreal Expos for the National League title in Montreal, in this Monday, Oct. 19, 1981, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton...
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Hoornstra: As MLB seeks a return to normal, why not extend the CBA?

A modest goal for 2021 is a healthy sense of optimism. Call it a resolution, if you will. There is a sense of optimism around the 2021 baseball season. Schedules for the Cactus League, Grapefruit League, and regular season have been out for months. Major League Baseball has a universal regular-season start date of April 1. That means pitchers and catchers can be invited to spring training as early as Feb. 17 under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Myriad details remain – health a...
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Influential people who died in 2020

By BERNARD McGHEE In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold a prominent place in the collective consciousness — RBG, Kobe, Maradona, Eddie Van Halen, Little Richard, Sean Connery, Alex Trebek, Christo — but pandemic restrictions often limited the public’s ability to mourn their loss in a year that saw more than a million people die from the coronavirus. F...
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Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame pitcher, dies at the age of 81

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer, the Atlanta Braves announced on Sunday.
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Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer, the Atlanta Braves announced on Sunday.
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Baseball Hall of Famer, knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

ATLANTA — Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades, mostly with the Atlanta Braves, has died after a long fight with cancer, the team announced Sunday. He was 81. The Braves said Niekro died Saturday night in his sleep. He lived in the Atlanta suburb of Flowery Branch, where a main thoroughfare bears his name. Niekro won 318 games over his 24-year career, which ended in 1987 at age 48 after he m...
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Alexander: Scott Boras suggests a baseball CEO – what if MLB offered it to him?

The question is probably moot because Scott Boras is already one of baseball’s most influential people. But during the agent’s Zoom conversation with national and local baseball writers this week – a substitute for his annual press conference at the Winter Meetings – among his tidbits was a suggestion that the game should hire a CEO to deal with some of the business aspects of the game that the lawyers in Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office don’t handle so well. If you worked for MLB, wouldn’t thi...
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The Atlanta Braves want to help preserve the native Cherokee language

It's the latest step from a sports team to address the use of Native American culture in their names and imagery.
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Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler, David Perdue 'adamantly oppose' any effort to rename Atlanta Braves

Georgia's U.S. Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler say they are 'adamantly opposed' to a name change for the Atlanta Braves.         [Author: Athens Banner-Herald]
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Kelly Loeffler, David Perdue ‘Adamantly Oppose’ Changing Atlanta Braves’ Name

The GOP senators insist the name honors Native Americans. They didn't mention the team's "tomahawk chop" chant.
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Georgia senators defend Atlanta Braves' name after the Cleveland Indians' announce name change

Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, R-Ga., made clear Monday night they oppose any possibility of the Atlanta Braves renaming their...
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"After years of protests from fans and Native American groups, the Cleveland Indians have decided to change their team name..."

"... moving away from a moniker that has long been criticized as racist, three people familiar with the decision said Sunday. The move follows a decision by the Washington Football Team of the N.F.L. in July to stop using a name long considered a racial slur, and is part of a larger national conversation about race that magnified this year amid protests of systemic racism and police violence.... One option that the team is considering, two of the people said, is moving forward without a replace...
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Mookie Betts adds All-MLB selection to list of honors in first season with Dodgers

The All-Star Game scheduled for Dodger Stadium in 2020 was postponed. But the All-MLB teams were announced on Wednesday, giving baseball’s best players another way to pad their résumés. In his first season with the Dodgers, right fielder Mookie Betts was named to the All-MLB first team. Shortstop Corey Seager and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw were named to the All-MLB second team. Justin Turner was a finalist at third base. The All-MLB awards were started in 2019. Selections were made by a co...
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Hoornstra: Giving thanks for baseball in 2020

It’s been a strange year. I became a father in February. The seasons changed without sports to tell me which seasons were changing. Then in July, I wrote the most morbid baseball season preview paragraph in the history of baseball season preview paragraphs: This season will not be normal, and not merely because it’s so short. COVID-19 is thought to attack blood vessels, not hamstrings or rotator cuffs. We can’t be certain how much time any individual player will need to recover from their bout w...
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Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal

The Angels have signed outfielder Scott Schebler to a minor-league deal, bringing in a player who hit 30 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017, a source confirmed Saturday. Schebler, 30, has otherwise bounced around throughout parts of six years in the majors, with the Dodgers, Reds and Atlanta Braves. He had just one big league at-bat in 2020, with the Braves. Schebler has a career .239/.318/.442 slash line, for a .760 OPS. A left-handed hitter, Schebler could become a candidate to provide som...
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Perry Minasian’s path to Angels’ GM office provides a unique perspective on the game

Halle Bailey, left, and Chloe Bailey, of Chloe X Halle, present the award for best rap album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Utah guard Sedrick Barefield, right, drives past Southern California guard Derryck Thornton during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. Utah won 77-70. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Rep. ...
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Angels GM Perry Minasian ready to focus on upgrading pitching

As Perry Minasian is still getting comfortable in his new office and getting to know all his staff, he must soon address the elephant in the room. How can he improve the Angels’ pitching? Five days after he was hired as general manager, Minasian held his first press conference and faced several questions about how his Angels could succeed where other recent teams have failed. One of the steps, he said, is to look beyond the pitchers when it comes to improving the pitching. “With pitching comes r...
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New Angels GM Perry Minasian gets endorsement from former boss Alex Anthopoulos

Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos was thrilled that Perry Minasian, his longtime colleague and friend, got a job running a major league team. Selfishly, Anthopoulos is also happy it’s not with a team the Braves have to worry about. “I’m glad it’s in the AL West and not the NL East,” Anthopoulos said by phone Friday. The Angels hired Minasian to be their general manager Thursday, the culmination of a six-week process that followed a streak of five consecutive losing seasons that cos...
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Marlins hire former Dodgers exec Kim Ng as MLB’s first female GM

MIAMI — Kim Ng became the highest-ranking woman in baseball operations in the major leagues when she was hired Friday as general manager of the Miami Marlins. Ng is believed to be the first female general manager for a men’s team in a major professional sport in North America, the Marlins said. She broke into Major League Baseball as an intern and has 21 years of experience in the front offices of the Chicago White Sox (1990-96), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-11). Sh...
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Alexander: There was a case for Mookie Betts as NL MVP

The numbers made the strongest case, obviously. The voting for the National League Most Valuable Player award, announced Thursday afternoon, went about the way most people expected, and it was pretty much a runaway. Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, the pride of El Modena High in Orange, received 28 of the 30 first-place votes and won easily, denying Mookie Betts the opportunity to be the only player besides Frank Robinson to win the MVP in both leagues. And while we hate to keep goi...
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Freddie Freeman wins NL MVP; Dodgers’ Mookie Betts finishes second

With the coronavirus impacting everyone in the country on one level or another, anyone who can overcome it deserves an award. Freddie Freeman got his. The Atlanta Braves first baseman was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player for 2020 on Thursday, receiving 28 of the 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts, who was the 2018 AL MVP while with the Boston Red Sox, got the other two first-place votes plus 21 second...
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MLB MVP 2020: Jose Abreu Wins AL MVP, Freddie Freeman Captures NL Honors

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was named the Most Valuable Player in the National League during the 2020 season Thursday,...
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Angels hire Perry Minasian as new general manager

The Angels on Thursday hired Perry Minasian, who spent the past three years as the Atlanta Braves assistant general manager, to be their new general manager, according to a source. Minasian replaces Billy Eppler, who was fired as GM after the Angels’ fifth consecutive losing season. The team then opened up a wide-ranging search that saw them interview at least 16 candidates before deciding on Minasian. Minasian, 40, began his life in baseball helping his father, who was the Texas Rangers clubhou...
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Source: Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian is ‘front-runner’ to be named Angels GM

Atlanta Braves assistant general manager Perry Minasian is the “front-runner” to be named the Angels’ next general manager, perhaps as soon as Thursday, a source said on Wednesday night. The search is down to Minasian and Seattle Mariners assistant GM Justin Hollander, who spent nine previous years working in the Angels’ front office. Either Minasian or Hollander will replace Billy Eppler, who was fired just after the Angels completed their fifth consecutive losing season. The new GM will be the...
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With five finalists set, Angels appear set to hire a first-time GM

Atlanta Braves assistant general manager Perry Minasian, who had not previously been identified as a candidate, is the fifth finalist for the Angels vacant GM job, a source confirmed Wednesday morning. Minasian joins Seattle Mariners assistant GM Justin Hollander, Arizona Diamondbacks assistant GM’s Jared Porter and Amiel Sawdaye, and Chicago Cubs vice president of player personnel Jason McLeod. None of the five has led a team’s baseball operations department before. Minasian grew up around the ...
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Mookie Betts wins fifth consecutive Gold Glove in first season with Dodgers

Mookie Betts changed teams and leagues. But his glove stayed golden. Betts was named the National League’s Gold Glove award winner for right field following his first season with the Dodgers. It was Betts’ fifth consecutive Gold Glove award, a streak that started in 2016 with the Boston Red Sox (his second full season in the majors). Cody Bellinger was also a finalist for the Gold Glove Award in center field, but that award went to San Diego’s Trent Grisham. Bellinger won a Gold Glove as a right...
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