Sea­ger and Up­ton win Sil­ver Slug­gers

Los Angeles Times - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL - staff and wire re­ports

Dodgers short­stop Corey Sea­ger and An­gels left fielder Justin Up­ton won Sil­ver Slug­ger awards Thurs­day.

The award hon­ors the best of­fen­sive player at each po­si­tion, as voted by man­agers and coaches in each league.

Sea­ger won the Na­tional League Sil­ver Slug­ger award for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive sea­son. He bat­ted .295 with 22 home runs.

Sea­ger hit 26 home runs last year. In the 134-year his­tory of the fran­chise, only one other short­stop has hit 20 home runs: Glenn Wright in 1930.

Up­ton won his third Sil­ver Slug­ger award. He hit .273 with 35 home runs, in­clud­ing seven in 27 games af­ter the An­gels ac­quired him from the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 31.

Up­ton won his first Amer­i­can League Sil­ver Slug­ger af­ter win­ning two in the NL, for the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs (2011) and At­lanta Braves (2014).

The An­gels last week agreed with Up­ton on a $106-mil­lion deal that ex­tends his stay in Ana­heim through 2022. — Bill Shaikin

Mi­ami Mar­lins pres­i­dent of base­ball op­er­a­tions Michael Hill con­firmed that Don Mat­tingly will re­turn for the third sea­son of his four-year con­tract as man­ager. The de­ci­sion had been ex­pected, but the re­cent sale of the fran­chise to a group in­clud­ing Derek Jeter had left Mat­tingly’s fu­ture in ques­tion.

Rob Thom­son, a bench coach on Joe Gi­rardi’s staff for the last decade, was the first can­di­date to be in­ter­viewed to re­place the New York Yan­kees man­ager.

Kansas City Roy­als man­ager Ned Yost broke his pelvis and sev­eral ribs dur­ing a fall on his prop­erty in Ge­or­gia. The team says the 62-year-old man­ager was work­ing on a deer stand that gave way on Satur­day.

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