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Mike Trout joins SVP after winning the American League MVP award and says it was special to be recognized as the league's best player for the third time.
Angels center fielder Mike Trout became just the 11th player with at least three MVP awards when he was named the American League's MVP on Thursday. Trout edged Astros third baseman Alex Bregman for the award.
Cody Bellinger was named the NL's Most Valuable Player on Thursday, beating out 2018 winner Christian Yelich, who finished second in voting, and third-place Anthony Rendon.
Drawn to his high-tech approach, the New York Yankees are turning to unproven 34-year-old Matt Blake as their new pitching coach after losing in the ALCS.
The Braves signed free-agent closer Will Smith to a three-year, $39 million contract on Thursday.
Jake Odorizzi, who had a career-high 15 wins and a 3.51 ERA for the Twins last season, and White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who led the AL with 123 RBIs, have accepted qualifying offers for 2020.