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.