Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Baseball -

Phillies: Man­ager Pete Mack­anin is out af­ter 2½ sea­sons, but will re­main in the dugout for the fi­nal three games this week­end and re­turn as a spe­cial as­sis­tant to gen­eral man­ager Matt Klen­tak in 2018.

The Phillies are 64-95 this sea­son, last in the NL East and with the sec­ond-worst record in the league.

Philadel­phia hasn’t been to the post­sea­son since 2011.

Mack­anin, 66, suc­ceeded Ryne Sand­berg on June 26, 2015. His record with Philadel­phia is 172-237.

Twins: Third base­man Miguel Sano is com­ing back just in time for the play­offs.

The Twins ac­ti­vated Sano on Fri­day, in time for the sea­son’s fi­nal series against De­troit.

Sano has missed 38 games with a stress re­ac­tion af­ter foul­ing a ball off his left shin, and had been on the 10-day dis­abled list.

Sano is hit­ting .267 this sea­son with 28 home runs and 77 RBIs.

Cubs: Pitcher Jake Ar­ri­eta will likely miss his fi­nal reg­u­lar-sea­son start.

Ar­ri­eta, the 2015 NL Cy Young award win­ner, strained his right ham­string on Sept. 4 and didn’t pitch again un­til Sept. 21.

Yan­kees: Right-han­der Adam War­ren has been ac­ti­vated by New York af­ter re­cov­er­ing from a lower back spasm.

War­ren was re­stored to the ac­tive ros­ter be­fore Fri­day’s game against Toronto.

Series MVP award: Ma­jor League Base­ball has named its World Series most valu­able player award af­ter Wil­lie Mays.

The de­ci­sion was an­nounced Fri­day, the 63rd an­niver­sary of Mays’ back-to-the­p­late catch in deep cen­ter field at the Polo Grounds for the New York Gi­ants against Cleve­land’s Vic Wertz in the World Series opener.

The Gi­ants went on to sweep the In­di­ans.

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