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Nightengale's Notebook: Ken Williams disappointed with MLB's diversity efforts - 'same as it was 20 years ago'

Ken Williams was hired by the Chicago White Sox in 2000 and is frustrated by baseball's front offices still being dominated by white men.

Mets hiring Glenn Sherlock as Buck Showalter
Mets hiring Glenn Sherlock as Buck Showalter's bench coach

The Mets are hiring Glenn Sherlock to serve as Buck Showalter's bench coach, sources tell SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino.

Death of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez ruled a suicide
Death of Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez ruled a suicide

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

Philadelphia Phillies sign Latin American prospects, including top shortstop
Philadelphia Phillies sign Latin American prospects, including top shortstop

The Phillies were busy on Day 1 of the international signing period, signing 10 players including a top shortstop. By Jim Salisbury

Dodgers add two highly regarded prospects on first day of international signings
Dodgers add two highly regarded prospects on first day of international signings

The Dodgers signed left-handed slugger Samuel Munoz of the Dominican Republic and right-handed pitcher Accimia Morales from Venezuela.

MLB Rumors: Red Sox agree to deals with three international prospects
MLB Rumors: Red Sox agree to deals with three international prospects

The Red Sox got busy on the first day of the international signing period Saturday by agreeing to deals with two shortstops and a catcher.

MLB Rumors: Giants sign top-10 international class talent
MLB Rumors: Giants sign top-10 international class talent

The Giants reportedly signed shortstop Ryan Reckley out of the Bahamas for $2.2 million on the first day of the international signing period.

Mets sign international OFs Simon Juan, Willy Fanas
Mets sign international OFs Simon Juan, Willy Fanas

The Mets signed international free agent OFs Simon Juan and Willy Fanas Saturday.

Detroit Tigers make bold move, sign highly rated Venezuelan shortstop Javier Osorio
Detroit Tigers make bold move, sign highly rated Venezuelan shortstop Javier Osorio

Detroit Tigers make bold move to open 2022 international signing period by signing Venezuelan shortstop Javier Osorio, along with shortstop Samuel Gil

Nationals OF Cristhian Vaquero brings
Nationals OF Cristhian Vaquero brings 'Alabama WR' skillset to farm system

The Nationals signed consensus No. 2 international prospect Cristhian Vaquero to a team-record $4.925 million bonus Saturday.

Yankees agree to sign SS Roderick Arias, top international prospect, on $3.5 million deal: report
Yankees agree to sign SS Roderick Arias, top international prospect, on $3.5 million deal: report

The Yankees have agreed to sign SS Roderick Arias -- the No. 1 international prospect in the class -- on a $3.5 million deal.

Cubs sign Alexis Hernandez, brother of top prospect Cristian
Cubs sign Alexis Hernandez, brother of top prospect Cristian

The Cubs added new prospects to their organization as MLB's international signing period began Saturday, including Alexis Hernandez and Adan Sanchez.

Looking back at Mets
Looking back at Mets' top international free agency signings and previewing 2022 prospects

Francisco Alvarez and Ronny Mauricio were international free agency signings, and the Mets are expected to add some serious IFA talent starting on Jan. 15.

Nationals
Nationals' pitcher Seth Romero arrested on DWI charge in Texas

Washington's 2017 first-round draft pick has had a tumultuous tenure with the organization.

Yankees Mailbag: What will they realistically do at shortstop, first base?
Yankees Mailbag: What will they realistically do at shortstop, first base?

SNY's Andy Martino will be responding to and breaking down answers to Yankees questions from readers. Here's the latest...

Mets Mailbag: Does Robinson Cano make the Opening Day roster?
Mets Mailbag: Does Robinson Cano make the Opening Day roster?

SNY's Andy Martino will be responding to and breaking down answers to Mets questions from readers.

Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died by suicide;
Tampa Bay Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died by suicide; 'Suffering in silence is not OK,' family says

"The loss of our son has been the most excruciating experience we have lived," Ramirez's family said.

Brian Bannister explains how Giants coaches got buy-in from players in 2021
Brian Bannister explains how Giants coaches got buy-in from players in 2021

Giants director of pitching Brian Bannister explains how the young coaching staff won over a veteran roster and helped the Giants set a franchise record in 2021.

Pros and Cons: Should Mets sign free agent Kyle Schwarber if NL adds DH?
Pros and Cons: Should Mets sign free agent Kyle Schwarber if NL adds DH?

If the New York Mets go external to address the DH role (if the NL adds it), one free agent they could consider is Kyle Schwarber.

Andruw Jones was one of the best center fielders of all time. Does he belong Baseball Hall of Fame?
Andruw Jones was one of the best center fielders of all time. Does he belong Baseball Hall of Fame?

One of the best top defensive players of his generation, Jones enters his fifth year on the Hall of Fame ballot having seen a huge bump in support.

Reports: Lockout continues as MLB awaits union
Reports: Lockout continues as MLB awaits union's counteroffer on labor proposal

The stalemate between Major League Baseball Players Association and MLB leadership now threatens the start of 2022 spring training.

Reports: Lockout continues as MLB awaits union
Reports: Lockout continues as MLB awaits union's counteroffer on labor proposal

The stalemate between Major League Baseball Players Association and MLB leadership now threatens the start of 2022 spring training.

MLB lockout: Players union not impressed by owners
MLB lockout: Players union not impressed by owners' proposals in first meeting since Dec. 1

Major League Baseball and the players union met Thursday for the first time since the owners instituted a lockout.

How Giants can fill their rotation needs once MLB lockout ends
How Giants can fill their rotation needs once MLB lockout ends

The Giants signed three starting pitchers in the days before the lockout started, but still could use help. Here are some ways they can fill out their rotation once the lockout ends.

Reports: MLB proposes return to work, MLBPA balks
Reports: MLB proposes return to work, MLBPA balks

The stalemate between Major League Baseball Players Association and MLB leadership now threatens the start of 2022 spring training.

Rays: Bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez dies unexpectedly at 28
Rays: Bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez dies unexpectedly at 28

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died at the age of 28 years old.

Travis Snider retires after 8 big league seasons
Travis Snider retires after 8 big league seasons

Travis Snider announced he will transition to a "former player" on retire from Major League Baseball after an eight year career.

Twins to retire number for Hall of Fame-elected Kaat
Twins to retire number for Hall of Fame-elected Kaat

The Minnesota Twins will be retiring Jim Kaat's No. 36 after he was recently elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the the Golden Days Era Committee.

Yankees
Yankees' Balkovec living 'American dream' with manager role

New York Yankees Low A manager Rachel Balkovec has earned the trust and respect of baseball players in her 10 year journey to the Tampa Tarpons.

Cubs pay tribute to Jon Lester
Cubs pay tribute to Jon Lester's 'remarkable career'

The Cubs commemorated Jon Lester and his contributions to the organization after the lefty announced his retirement this week.

Is Jon Lester a Hall of Famer? John Lackey has a strong take
Is Jon Lester a Hall of Famer? John Lackey has a strong take

One former teammate of Jon Lester's on the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs believes the now-retired left-hander belongs in Cooperstown.

Why former Cubs ace Jon Lester has compelling Hall of Fame case
Why former Cubs ace Jon Lester has compelling Hall of Fame case

A look at former Cubs ace Jon Lester's Hall of Fame case after he announced his retirement this week.

What to know from Giants
What to know from Giants' 2022 Baseball America top-10 prospects list

Baseball America has a new top-10 Giants prospects list to start off 2022.

White Sox, long favorites, expected to sign Oscar Colás
White Sox, long favorites, expected to sign Oscar Colás

With the international signing period starting this weekend, the White Sox are expected to back up their favorite status and sign Oscar Cols.

Yankees could be in mix for Japanese star Seiya Suzuki
Yankees could be in mix for Japanese star Seiya Suzuki

He doesn't pitch like Shohei Ohtani, but there is another offensive superstar on his way to Major League Baseball from Japan. His name is Seiya Suzuki.

PODCAST: Can the Cardinals win their playoff game?
PODCAST: Can the Cardinals win their playoff game?

Listen to the latest edition of the podcast.

Cubs: Travis Wood
Cubs: Travis Wood's role in Jon Lester's World Series relief outing

Travis Wood didn't pitch in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series but played a role in a memorable moment involving Jon Lester in the Cubs' title-clinching win.

Cubs great Jon Lester
Cubs great Jon Lester's retirement means Chicago owes him a beer

Jon Lester's retirement this week marked another reminder of his impact on the Cubs and legacy in Chicago sports.

Clone of MLB Free Agent Tracker: Full list of 2021-22 free agent players
Clone of MLB Free Agent Tracker: Full list of 2021-22 free agent players

Keep up with every signing of the 2021-22 MLB offseason using this free agent tracker.

Jon Lester: Maybe Cubs-Red Sox symmetry of career
Jon Lester: Maybe Cubs-Red Sox symmetry of career 'just fate'

Jon Lester announced his retirement this week, finishing his career with exactly a .636 winning percentage and 3.64 ERA for both the Red Sox and Cubs.

Former Cubs ace Jon Lester made retirement decision 6 months ago
Former Cubs ace Jon Lester made retirement decision 6 months ago

Former Cubs ace Jon Lester, who announced his retirement Wednesday, planned for the 2021 season to be his last six months ago.

History of Kendall Graveman
History of Kendall Graveman's success at White Sox' home field

The best start of White Sox reliever Kendall Graveman's career came against his new team.

Jon Lester retires: Top Cubs moments of lefty
Jon Lester retires: Top Cubs moments of lefty's decorated career

Revisiting some of Jon Lester's top Cubs moments after the left-hander announced his retirement on Wednesday.

It wasn
It wasn't easy for Rachel Balkovec, but making baseball history was all worth it

The Yankees' Single-A affiliate has a new manager, but nothing on her resume came easy.

Cooperstown next for Keith Hernandez? Mets legend would
Cooperstown next for Keith Hernandez? Mets legend would 'love to get into the Hall of Fame'

Keith Hernandez has accomplished everything every baseball player dreams of doing. Well, almost everything.

Jon Miller identifies Giants
Jon Miller identifies Giants' biggest need when MLB offseason resumes

Hall of Fame broadcaster Jon Miller stopped by the Giants Talk Podcast this week and discussed a big hole the Giants will have to fill when the lockout ends.

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader moonlights as elementary school P.E. teacher
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader moonlights as elementary school P.E. teacher

With the MLB lockout ongoing, the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder surprised Missouri students by pinch-hitting for their phys ed teacher.

Keith Hernandez on having his No. 17 retired:
Keith Hernandez on having his No. 17 retired: 'Highest honor an organization can give to a player'

On July 9, Keith Hernandez's No. 17 will be the seventh number hanging in the Citi Field rafters.

Mets to retire Keith Hernandez
Mets to retire Keith Hernandez's No. 17 in July

The New York Mets announced they will retire Keith Hernandez's No. 17 in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field during the 2022 season.

Reports: Orioles to alter Camden Yards dimensions to combat home run barrage
Reports: Orioles to alter Camden Yards dimensions to combat home run barrage

The Orioles are reportedly undergoing construction at Camden Yards to make it more difficult for hitters to hit home runs to left-center field.


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