MLB: Reds name new skipper
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching coach Bryan Price a three-year deal to take the team deep into the playoffs.
The job carries enormous expectations for the 51-year-old Price, who has been one of the most successful pitching coaches in the majors but has never managed at any level.
He and Triple-A manager Jim Riggleman were two in-house candidates considered for the job.
Lincecum, Giants agree to deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching an agreement on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.
The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal.
Mets’ ace Harvey has elbow surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Matt Harvey had elbow-reconstruction surgery Tuesday and will miss the entire 2014 season.
Dr. James Andrews performed the operation that repaired a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in Harvey’s right elbow. Recovery from Tommy John surgery typically takes about a year.
Dodgers decline option on Hillman
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers bench coach Trey Hillman’s contract option for 2014 wasn’t picked up, while most of the rest of manager Don Mattingly’s staff is expected to return.
The team confirmed that Hillman’s tenure had ended after three seasons.
The options on pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, first base coach Davey Lopes and third base coach Tim Wallach were picked up. The team says it hopes to retain bullpen coach Chuck Crim and assistant hitting coach John Valentin. Mark McGwire, who just completed his first season as hitting coach, was already under contract.
Mattingly is under contract, although his status has yet to be confirmed.
He said Monday that his option for 2014 had vested, but he wasn’t sure if he would be back for a fourth season.
• LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have agreed to a $28 million, four-year contract with Cuban prospect Alexander Guerrero, according to a person familiar with the deal.
Twins add Molitor to coaching staff
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins added Paul Molitor to their coaching staff, assigning him supervision of the team’s base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning as well as assistance with in-game strategy. The Twins finished 66-96 for the second straight season.