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MLBPA to make counteroffer Monday

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NEW YORK (AP) Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-day break.

The players' association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to schedule the negotiating session, which is to take place in-person.

There is dwindling time to reach an agreement in time for spring training to start as scheduled on Feb. 16.


Rays say Montreal plan rejected by MLB

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays' proposed plan to split the season between Florida and Montreal has been rejected by Major League Baseball.

Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg announced the news on Thursday.


Sherlock, Chavez named to Mets' staff

NEW YORK (AP) Glenn Sherlock will be the New York Mets' bench coach this season, reuniting for the third time with new manager Buck Showalter.

The Mets announced their staff Friday.


Home plate robot umps moving up to AAA

NEW YORK (AP) Robot umpires have been given a promotion and will be just one step from the major leagues this season.

Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, the highest level of the minor leagues.


Petco Park fall ruled suicide-homicide

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego police have determined the causes of death of a 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son who plunged from the third level of San Diego's Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres game last year.

Raquel Wilkins' death on Sept. 25, 2021, has been classified as a suicide, and her son Denzel Browning-Wilkins' death has been classified as a homicide, the San Diego Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.


Gardenhire, Gladden, Tovar in Twins' HOF

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire and former players Dan Gladden and Cesar Tovar into the team's Hall of Fame this summer.

The Twins announced Thursday that Gardenhire, Gladden and Tovar will become the 35th, 36th and 37th members of the team's Hall during separate ceremonies at Target Field before games on Aug. 20 and 21. This is the most inductees the Twins have had since the inaugural class in 2000.


Guardians name Torres asst. pitch coach

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Guardians have promoted Joe Torres to assistant pitching coach on manager Terry Francona's staff.

Torres spent the past two seasons as the Guardians' minor league pitching coordinator. The 39-year-old has been credited in helping with the development of several of the club's top young pitchers.


Brewers add Henderson, Erickson to staff

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Jim Henderson to take over as bullpen coach for the departing Steve Karsay.

In other moves, the Brewers moved Matt Erickson to infield and assistant hitting coach and hired Daniel Vega as an assistant strength and conditioning specialist.


Death of Rays bullpen C ruled suicide

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The death of Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez near his home in Fort Worth, Texas, has been ruled a suicide.

The Tarrant County medical examiner's office released the finding on Thursday, three days after the 28-year-old's body was found.

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