"The Braves way (of developing young players and producing
championships) has been the organization's philosophy for many, many
years," Schuerholz said. "Our overall goal is to find that Braves
way, re-invigorate it and make it better than ever before."
Wren was named general manager in October 2007 when Schuerholz was
promoted to club president. Wren had spent 15 seasons with the
The Braves also fired Bruce Manno, the director of player
development, and said all aspects of the team's organization would
The decision to hire Wren's replacement will be made the triumvirate
of Schuerholz, former general manager and field manager Bobby Cox
and senior advisor of baseball operations John Hart, who was named
--New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka felt good on Monday
following his start on Sunday, so the Yankees plan to give him
another start on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.
In his first appearance since July 8, Tanaka allowed one run over 5
1/3 innings against Toronto on Sunday.
He was diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral
ligament, and tried to heal it with rest and rehabilitation, rather
--Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia played catch on Monday, which
representing his first throwing since undergoing knee surgery in
mid-July. He made 20 throws from 60 feet and reported no pain in his
--Major League Baseball has renewed efforts to improve pace of play
before retiring commissioner Bud Selig steps down.
The length of games has skyrocketed in recent years. As recently as
2011, only seven MLB teams averaged more than three hours per game.
Now, 29 of the 30 teams do, according to CBSSports.com.
Selig has conducted a conference call with a new committee that will
study the issue of pace of game.
--Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young, who struggled in his last
outing, will not make his scheduled start on Thursday in Toronto. "I
think he's probably out of gas from a starting standpoint," Mariners
manager Lloyd McClendon said. A replacement has not been named.
--Pittsburgh Pirates minor league third baseman Johan De Jesus
received a 72-game suspension without pay following a positive test
for a metabolite of Nandrolone, Major League Baseball announced.
[to top of second column]
Nandrolone is a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the
Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
--Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that he would use
four starters for the Division Series, although he has not
officially figured out the rotation.
--Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez will be activated from the
15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Sanchez, who is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA
in 21 starts, has been sidelined since Aug. 9 with a right
pectoralis strain. Manager Brad Ausmus said he will pitch out of the
--Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (kidney stones) and outfielder
Jason Heyward (bruised left thumb) were not in the starting lineup
--Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez (stress fracture
left foot) is expected to be ready for the playoffs.
--Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber, who had back-to-back
14-strikeout games last week, was named the American League Player
of the Week, the second time he has won the award this year.
--St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter and first baseman
Matt Adams were back in the lineup Monday after each missed two
games as a flu bug spread through the clubhouse.
--Minnesota Twins pitcher Tommy Milone, who missed his past three
starts because of a dead arm and then neck soreness, is expected to
be available out of the bullpen through the end of the season.
[© 2014 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2014 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.