Connect with us

American League

Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo And Twins’ Paul Molitor Named BBWAA Managers Of The Year

Published

on

Tuesday was the second night of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America Award presentations, as the announcements were made for both leagues’ Manager of the Year.

For the American League, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor received the honor after leading the Twins to a 85-77 record. This is important because in 2016, the Twins had the Major League’s worst record at 59-103.

This is Molitor’s first Manager of the Year Award. His managing career began for the Twins as he was hired prior to the 2015 season.

Molitor, 61, played 21 Major League seasons from 1978-98, having spent the final three with the Twins. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, and is a member of MLB’s 3,000 hit-club, ranking ninth on the all-time list with 3,319 knocks.

Taking home the honor in the National League was Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his first year at the helm, Lovullo led the D’Backs to a 93-69 record, good for third best in the league, as well as a complete reverse of their 69-93 mark the previous season.

Lovullo, 52, has been a coach in the majors since 2011. He spent two years as first base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays, and aided manager John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox as their bench coach for four years prior to taking Arizona’s managerial job in October of 2016.

In parts of eight Major League seasons for seven teams from 1988-99, Lovullo was a .224 hitter with 15 homers and 60 RBIs.

The 2015 season saw Lovullo act as interim manager for the Red Sox while Farrell was undergoing cancer treatments. Lovullo led Boston to a 28-20 record over the final 48 games. Despite this, the Red Sox still finished last in the AL East, going 78-84.

Well deserved honors for both managers, who significantly improved their team from last season.

Molitor beat out Cleveland’s Terry Francona and Houston’s A.J. Hinch for the AL honor, while Lovullo topped Colorado’s Bud Black and Los Angeles’s Dave Roberts in the NL.

American League

Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

Published

on

Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

Continue Reading

American League

Royals Considered Likely to be Moving Billy Hamilton, Terrance Gore

Published

on

Billy Hamilton

As the trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals may be ready to enter sale mode.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, the Royals may be moving both Billy Hamilton and Terrance Gore, who has already been designated for assignment.

Hamilton has been dropped to a backup role following the Royals call up of top prospect Bubba Starling, and hasn’t started a game since July 3rd.

Hamilton has posted a .217/.284/.271 slash line this season.

Continue Reading

American League

Orioles’ Mychal Givens Drawing Trade Interest

Published

on

Mychal Givens

The Baltimore Orioles are again going to be sellers at the trade deadline and it appears that closer Mychal Givens is available, and drawing interest, according to MASNSports’ Rock Kubatko.

Per the report, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in the pitcher.

Givens has posted a 4.50 ERA this season for Baltimore.

Continue Reading

Trending