Matt Williams was hired by the Washington Nationals to succeed Davey Johnson, making the five- time All-Star third baseman the first Major League Baseball manager directly linked to the sport’s steroid era.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, last month’s World Series Most Valuable Player, and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano were among the 18 winners of Major League Baseball’s annual Silver Slugger awards.
Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals sued an insurance company for $1 million for declining to provide crime insurance coverage for an alleged fraud scheme involving a team executive linked to the signing of a player who was four years older than he claimed.
Juan Uribe’s two-run homer in the eighth inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the National League Championship Series with a 4-3 victory that eliminated the Atlanta Braves from the Major League Baseball playoffs.
The Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics clinched Major League Baseball playoff berths, while the New York Yankees’ postseason chances took another hit with a 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.