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Maddux, Magadan will return to Rangers' staff

Maddux, Magadan will return to Rangers' staff

MLB.com Updated 16 hours ago
The Rangers officially announced that pitching coach Mike Maddux has agreed to a new contract and hitting coach Dave Magadan is returning for the final season of his three-year deal, while Triple-A Round Rock manager Steve Buechele has been promoted to …
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  • Astros games to reach larger market on new network

    Astros games to reach larger market on new network

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Astros games will be available to a larger portion of the Houston television market beginning next year after a bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that will allow AT&T and DirecTV to purchase Comcast SportsNet Hou…
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  • Cherington hopes to meet with Lester

    Cherington hopes to meet with Lester

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Starting on Tuesday, the Red Sox can start negotiating with free agents on other teams. And that could include a pitcher the Red Sox are extremely familiar with in lefty Jon Lester, the man they traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes back i…
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  • Street remains an Angel as club picks up '15 option

    Street remains an Angel as club picks up '15 option

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The Angels retained a big piece of their bullpen Thursday, picking up their $7 million option on closer Huston Street.
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  • Bush promoted to replace Davis as hitting coach

    Bush promoted to replace Davis as hitting coach

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The A's have promoted from within to fill out their 2015 coaching staff. Notably, Darren Bush has been chosen to replace Chili Davis as hitting coach after serving as the club's bullpen coach the past two seasons.
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  • Iwakuma's $7M option for '15 vested by Mariners

    Iwakuma's $7M option for '15 vested by Mariners

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Hisashi Iwakuma had his $7 million contract option for the 2015 season vested by the Mariners on Thursday, as expected, meaning the standout right-hander will return for his fourth season with the club next year.
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  • Aiming to shore up rotation, Rangers open talks with Lewis

    Aiming to shore up rotation, Rangers open talks with Lewis

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The Rangers, having set starting pitching as their top priority for the offseason, have made an opening offer to free-agent pitcher Colby Lewis. With the World Series over, the Rangers have five days to negotiate with and sign their own free agents. The…
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  • Taveras' death spawns memories of Adenhart

    Taveras' death spawns memories of Adenhart

    MLB.com Oct 28 (4 days ago)
    It was the kind of link nobody wants to make, but one few could avoid. On Sunday afternoon, when word spread of the tragic death of 22-year-old Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras, many within the Angels' organization undoubtedly thought back to 2009, when…
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  • Blue Jays claim former Mariners 1B Smoak

    Blue Jays claim former Mariners 1B Smoak

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 28 (4 days ago)
    The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers Tuesday.
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  • Giants know the emotions of a potential clincher well

    Giants know the emotions of a potential clincher well

    MLB.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    A number of Giants know the sensations that the occasion of a potential World Series-clinching prompts. They experienced them in 2010, when they bested the Rangers in five games and in 2012, as they swept the Tigers.
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  • Brewers grab third baseman Jimenez off waivers

    Brewers grab third baseman Jimenez off waivers

    MLB.com Oct 27 (5 days ago)
    With Aramis Ramirez's future in limbo until after the World Series, the Brewers on Monday won a waiver claim for Angels third baseman Luis Jimenez, a 26-year-old coming off his first 20-homer season in the Minor Leagues.
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  • Essay: When the Earth Shook and the Series Stood Still

    Essay: When the Earth Shook and the Series Stood Still

    nytimes.com Oct 25 (7 days ago)
    Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ general manager, grew up in East Oakland and pitched for the Athletics in the 1989 World Series that was interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake.
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  • Kansas City Royals Aren't the First Team From Their City to Exp…

    Kansas City Royals Aren't the First Team From Their City to Exploit Pinch-Running

    nytimes.com Oct 24
    In 1967, Charlie Finley, the unconventional owner of the Kansas City A’s, took Allan Lewis, nicknamed the Panamanian Express, and used him to run for his team’s slower players.
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  • Banister working to settle on coaching staff

    Banister working to settle on coaching staff

    MLB.com Oct 22
    New Rangers manager Jeff Banister is in Surprise, Ariz., this week for organizational meetings and to continue the process of putting together his coaching staff.
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  • Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    MLB.com Oct 21
    Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.
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  • Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL action

    Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL action

    MLB.com Oct 21
    Vincent Velasquez, ranked Houston's No. 8 prospect by MLB.com, allowed just one hit against a star-studded lineup for Peoria. The Javelinas had three of the top 100 prospects ranked by MLB.com in Tuesday's lineup, but Velasquez and three Salt River reli…
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  • What It Was Like Driving My Dream Car, A Hyperbluprle McLaren P…

    What It Was Like Driving My Dream Car, A Hyperbluprle McLaren P1, Home

    deadspin.com Oct 21
    C.J Wilson is this car enthusiast we know who always seems to have a smile on his face, a camera around his neck, and a gear spinning in his heart. We've been told he also "pitches" for something called the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Here'…
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  • Royals, Fans Bond Over Improbable Postseason Run

    Royals, Fans Bond Over Improbable Postseason Run

    nytimes.com Oct 20
    The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.
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  • Banister meets with Maddux, Magadan, Bogar

    Banister meets with Maddux, Magadan, Bogar

    On his first day on the job, Rangers manager Jeff Banister met with pitching coach Mike Maddux and spoke with hitting coach Dave Magadan and bench coach Tim Bogar. It was the first step toward putting together his coaching staff.
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  • Rangers looking to extend GM Daniels' deal

    Rangers looking to extend GM Daniels' deal

    ESPN.com Oct 17
    Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis wants to extend GM Jon Daniels' contract by the time spring training starts.
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  • The World Series Earthquake: 1989

    The World Series Earthquake: 1989

    ESPN.com Oct 17
    On Oct. 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the Bay Area and disrupted the World Series between the Giants and the A's for 10 days. A retrospective look on the 25th anniversary.
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  • Video - OTL San Francisco Talkback 10/17 06:58

    OTL San Francisco Talkback 10/17

    Oct 17
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the massive earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay Area just before Game 3 of the 1989 World Series. Bob Ley talks with former A's pitcher Dave Stewart, and Dr. James Betts about their experience that day.
  • Video - Texas Native Jeff Banister Hired By Rangers 01:57

    Texas Native Jeff Banister Hired By Rangers

    Oct 16
    ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins discusses the Rangers' hiring of Jeff Banister as the team's new manager.
  • Video - 1989 World Series Earthquake: 25 Years Later 01:10

    1989 World Series Earthquake: 25 Years Later

    Oct 16
    Bob Ley looks back on Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between the Giants and the Athletics, and the earthquake that shook Candlestick Park.
  • Video - 30 for 30: The Day The Series Stopped - Safety 00:46

    30 for 30: The Day The Series Stopped - Safety

    Oct 14
    Fans begin to realize the trauma Candlestick Park went though during the earthquake. 30 for 30: The Day The Series Stopped premieres Tuesday October 14th at 10pm ET on ESPN.

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