David Ortiz was named the American League's winner of the Hank Aaron Award.
Handed out annually to the best offensive player in each league, the Hank Aaron Award gives Ortiz a nice little feather in the cap for what was a remarkable retirement campaign in 2016. Big Papi slashed a sturdy .315/.401/.620 with 38 homers and 127 RBI over 537 at-bats this past season. In the AL, his 38 homers tied for eighth-most, while his 127 RBI paced the league. Ortiz previously won the award in 2005. On the other side, Kris Bryant was named the winner of the Hank Aaron Award in the NL.
Kris Bryant was named the National League's winner of the Hank Aaron Award.
The Hank Aaron Award is handed out annually to the best offensive player in each league. This past season, Bryant boasted a .292/.385/.554 triple-slash with 39 homers, 102 RBI and eight steals over 603 at-bats. His RBI total was good for sixth-best in the National League, while his 39 dingers were bested only by Chris Carter (41) and Nolan Arenado (41). David Ortiz was named the winner of the Hank Aaron Award in the AL.
The Padres will not retain first-base coach Tarrik Brock or coach Eddie Rodriguez.
Brock came over to the Padres in 2015 after serving as first-base coach with the Astros in 2014. His previous seven seasons on staff had come with the Marlins. For his part, Rodriguez has spent time with the Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Nationals, Mariners and Royals during his 13-year coaching caree. While Brock and Rodriguez will have to find other opportunities this offseason, the Padres will be bringing back the rest of their staff.
Indians manager Terry Francona said that Andrew Miller could be available for "an inning, max" during Game 2 of the World Series.
Miller has been a bullpen warrior this postseason. He took it up to a new level in the Indians' 6-0 win over the Cubs in Game 1, throwing 46 pitches over two shutout frames. That was the most pitches he has thrown since 2011. During the postseason, Miller has tossed more than one inning in every one of his seven appearances.
Rangers sent RHP Lucas Harrell outright to Triple-A Round Rock.
Harrell's season came to an abbreviated end due to a right groin strain suffered in mid-August. Prior to being waylaid by injury, the 31-year-old reliever held a 4.21 ERA and 36/25 K/BB ratio in 47 innings between the Braves and Rangers.