Seager and Upton win Silver Sluggers
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.