November 21, 2012

Major League Notebook: Beyeler joins Boston as first-base coach

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BOSTON – Arnie Beyeler, who managed the Portland Sea Dogs for four seasons, was named Tuesday as the first-base coach for the Boston Red Sox under their new manager, John Farrell.

Beyeler managed the Sea Dogs from 2007-10, leading the team to Eastern League playoff berths in his first two seasons.

Beyeler, 48, managed the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox the past two years, leading the team to the North Division title his first season and to the International League championship this past summer.

Beyeler has an 802-575 record in 12 years as a minor league manager. He also has managed in the Texas Rangers' organization.


BLUE JAYS: John Gibbons was hired as manager for the second time, returning to a team that just invigorated its roster after a blockbuster trade with Miami.

"I never would have guessed this could happen," he said.

The Blue Jays finalized their $16 million, two-year contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera.


YANKEES: News Corp. is acquiring a 49 percent stake in the YES Network, a deal that gives the team owners hundreds of millions of dollars and values the channel at $3 billion.

Yankee Global Enterprises, Goldman Sachs and other investors will reduce their ownership as part of the transaction, and the team will receive $500 million.

New York claimed right-hander Mickey Storey, 26, off waivers from Houston.

Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is staying with the team, agreeing to a $15 million, one-year contract.


ROYALS: Kansas City signed right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to a $25 million, three-year deal.


ROCKIES-DIAMONDBACKS: Colorado traded left-handed pitcher Matt Reynolds to Arizona for corner infielder Ryan Wheeler.

Wheeler played in 50 games for the Diamondbacks last season, batting .239 with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBI.


TWINS: Minnesota added eight players to its 40-man roster, including touted outfield prospect Aaron Hicks and right-hander Kyle Gibson, who is coming off of elbow ligament-replacement surgery.

Hicks was the team's first-round draft choice in 2008. He hit .286 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI and 100 runs for Double-A New Britain last season.


RAYS: Free-agent reliever Joel Peralta finalized a $6 million, two-year contract to remain with Tampa Bay.

Peralta gets $3 million in each of the next two seasons. The Rays have $2.5 million annual options for 2015-17.


WHITE SOX: Chicago added five players to its 40-man roster: outfielder Jared Mitchell, catcher Josh Phegley, right-handed pitcher Andre Rienzo, left-handed pitcher Santos Rodriguez and right-handed pitcher Charles Shirek from Triple-A Charlotte.

A first-round pick in 2009, Mitchell hit .237 with 69 runs and 21 steals for Double-A Birmingham and Charlotte.


MARINERS-ORIOLES: Looking to add depth to the infield, Seattle acquired versatile Robert Andino from Baltimore for reserve outfielder Trayvon Robinson.

The trade gives the Mariners an experienced infielder who can play second base, third base and shortstop.


TIGERS: Detroit released outfielder Ryan Raburn.

Raburn, 31, hit just .171 in 66 games.


CUBS: Chicago designated first baseman Bryan LaHair for assignment because he and the club are pursuing an opportunity for him in Japan.


INDIANS: Cleveland outrighted Matt LaPorta to Triple-A Columbus.


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