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January 24, 2021

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Knuckleball King Phil Niekro Dies at 81

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Phil Niekro, the first master of the knuckleball, died overnight at the age of 81, the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced on Sunday. No official cause of death was released. “Phil Niekro’s record on the field......

Braves sign RHP Morton to 1 year, $15M deal

ESPN
9:28 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Right-hander Charlie Morton signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, further bolstering the rotation of a team that fell a game short......

Charlie Morton Signs One-Year, $15M Deal With Braves

Sports Illustrated
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Braves have signed starting pitcher Charlie Morton to a one-year, $15 million deal, the team announced Tuesday morning.  MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand was first to report the news. The Braves had shown a strong interest in the 37-year-old this offseason. Morton will add a high-quality veteran presence......

Source: Angels name Braves’ Minasian new GM

ESPN
Perry Minasian, an assistant general manager with the Atlanta Braves, is the new GM of the Los Angeles Angels, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. Minasian, who will replace Billy Eppler, was among five candidates who advanced into the second round of interviews this week and was seen as......

Source: Braves’ Minasian favored for Angels’ GM

ESPN
Perry Minasian, an assistant general manager with the Atlanta Braves, is the front-runner to be the Los Angeles Angels‘ new GM, a source told ESPN on Wednesday night. A decision is expected Thursday. Minasian has spent the past three years working alongside Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos and......

Acuna among four Braves to earn Silver Sluggers

ESPN
Four Atlanta Braves players highlighted this year’s Silver Slugger Awards, which were unveiled Thursday by Major League Baseball in honor of the best offensive players at every position in each league. Winning from the Braves were Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna, who each won the award for......

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