The World Series isn’t over yet. The Houston Astros got a good performance from Zack Greinke and avoided falling into an 0-3 deficit with a 4-1 win in Game 3.
- Former outfielder Michael Saunders is slated to take over as manager for the Danville Braves next season.
- Our 2019 season in review series continued on Friday with look at shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and right-hander Kyle Wright.
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- The Astros parted ways with assistant GM Brandon Taubman on Thursday but they remain under the microscope. On Friday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan and The Athletic’s Evan Drellich published articles that dove into the team’s front office culture.
- Rays’ senior Vice President of baseball operations Chaim Bloom has finalized a deal to become Boston’s chief baseball officer.
- The New York Mets managerial hunt remains wide open but could be narrowing in the near future. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports that Eduardo Perez is seen as the front runner to land the gig. Carlos Beltran, Twins bench coach Derek Shelton, Mets quality control coach Luis Rojas and Nationals first base coach Tim Bogar have all reportedly had second interviews with the club.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates have interviewed Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro and Dodgers first base coach George Lombard for their vacant managerial position. Lombard is a former Braves prospect and briefly served as the team’s minor league field coordinator before leaving to take the position with the Dodgers.
- Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco was selected as the 2019 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award.
- The Diamondbacks and catcher Alex Avila reportedly have mutual interest in working out a new contract. Avila has spent the past two seasons in Arizona and is slated to become a free agent this offseason.
- Finally, Joe West is suing former catcher Paul Lo Duca for defamation.