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9:03 AM ET Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has agreed to manage the Italian baseball team, he announced in a tweet Wednesday. Piazza said he will manage the team for the 2020 European Baseball Championship and the 2021 World Baseball Classic. Excited to announce I have reached an agreement to manage the Italian National
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10:29 PM ET ESPN News Services The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they’ve hired Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired after the season. Kapler worked with Farhan Zaidi, the Giants’ head of baseball operations, when both were with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joe Espada, the Astros bench coach,
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3:37 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Houston Astros used a center-field camera to help steal signs during their 2017 championship season, a former Astros pitcher told The Athletic, a practice that would have run afoul of rules
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6:21 PM ET Major League Baseball is in negotiations with its 160 minor league teams about efforts to “reorganize elements of the system” that could reduce the number of affiliated teams from 160 to 120, according to reports. The current agreement between MLB and the minor league teams — called the Professional Baseball Agreement —
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11:29 AM ET ESPN News Services The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to make him their next manager, the team announced Wednesday. Maddon is expected to receive a three-year contract in the $12 million to $15 million range, a source told ESPN. He will be formally introduced by the Angels
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1:56 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — CC Sabathia left it all on the field, but it wasn’t enough for the New York Yankees, who lost a lot more than the fourth game of the American League Championship Series in an 8-3 defeat
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9:08 PM ET Dusty Baker and the Philadelphia Phillies reportedly met for a second time Thursday as the team continues to search for a new manager. Baker initially interviewed for the job Wednesday, then had a second round of interviews Thursday, according to multiple reports. “They got a good team, great city, I’ve been coming
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