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Griffey Jr. purchases stake in Mariners

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE (AP) Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. is investing in the Seattle Mariners in a way he never has before.

He'll be part of the ownership group going forward.

The Mariners announced Monday that their most famous former player has also become the first one to purchase a stake in the ballclub. The purchase had been years in the making.


Cards name bench coach Marmol manager

As Oliver Marmol transitioned into a coaching career with the St. Louis Cardinals, it became clear he had the potential to become a big league manager one day.

That day has arrived - a little earlier than expected.


Astros' McCullers out for World Series

HOUSTON (AP) The Latest on the World Series (all times local):

2:50 p.m.


Astros' Baker chasing elusive crown

HOUSTON (AP) Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father.

Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn't mince words.


July acquisitions lead Braves to WS

HOUSTON (AP) Atlanta had just stumbled again, losing its seventh straight attempt to reach .500.

"This isn't going to define our season, this series," Braves manager Brian Snitker said that night at New York's Citi Field.


Longtime Brewers coach Sedar retires

MILWAUKEE (AP) Longtime Milwaukee Brewers coach Ed Sedar has retired after a 30-year career with the organization.

Sedar, 60, had worked as the Brewers' first base coach from 2007-10 and third base coach from 2011-20. He spent this season as an adviser to the Brewers' major league coaching staff.


Phils bring back Dickerson as INF coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday they hired Bobby Dickerson for a second stint as their infield coach.

The 56-year-old Dickerson served as Philadelphia's infield coach in 2019. He spent the last two seasons with the San Diego Padres, serving as bench coach in 2020 and also third base coach this past season.


Dodgers' offseason full of uncertainty

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers finally ran out of comebacks.

They won't have a chance to defend their World Series title after losing to the Atlanta Braves in six games in the NL Championship Series. It might have been the last game together for such key veterans as Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Kenley Jansen and Chris Taylor, who will become free agents after the World Series.


Work stoppage almost certain on Dec. 2

HOUSTON (AP) Baseball's ninth work stoppage and first in 26 years appears almost certain to start Dec. 2, freezing the free-agent market and threatening the start of spring training in February.

Negotiations have been taking place since last spring, and each side thinks the other has not made proposals that will lead toward an agreement replacing the five-year contract that expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1.

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