OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón has received a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland. Cintrón’s suspension is the longest for an on-field transgression in 15 years, since Texas pitcher Kenny Rogers received 20 games for his altercation with two cameramen in 2005. In addition, Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine. He is appealing the punishment.
By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander has a second AL Cy Young Award — and a clear path paved toward Cooperstown. Verlander beat out teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting […]
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in […]