Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Felix Hernandez were named top-three American League finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards at their positions on Thursday. The winners will be announced on Nov. 4 in a 4 p.m. PT televised presentation on ESPN2.
The Padres hired Sam Geaney on Thursday to be their director of player development, a role in which he will oversee the organization's Minor League system.
The Phillies need outfielders, and they believe Grady Sizemore can help in some fashion in 2015. They announced Thursday they have signed him to a one-year, $2 million contract.
Pirates catching prospect Elias Diaz has all the tools of a major big league contributor behind the plate.
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart and center fielder Billy Hamilton are all National League finalists at their respective positions for Rawlings Gold Gold Awards, which are given each year for defensive excellence.