The Washington Nationals will name five-time All-Star third baseman Matt Williams to be their new manager, according to multiple reports.
Williams, 47, will replace Davey Johnson, who retired at the end of the regular season. It is Williams' first managerial job at any level. He joined the Arizona Diamondbacks' coaching staff in 2010 as a first base coach but was most recently the third base coach.
Bench coach Randy Knorr reportedly stay on in the same capacity under Williams. Williams and Knorr were the top candidates for the managerial job.
The Dodgers have five players who are among three National League finalists at their positions for Rawlings Gold Glove awards: pitcher Zack Greinke, catcher A.J. Ellis, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, second baseman Mark Ellis and third baseman Juan Uribe. The Angels did not have a finalist. The awards will be announced Oct. 29.
Adding a front-court piece in hopes of finally returning to the playoffs, the Washington Wizards acquired center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in a multiplayer trade.
Phoenix got injured center Emeka Okafor and a top-12-protected first-round draft pick in 2014 — giving the rebuilding Suns potentially four choices in the opening round.
The Warriors and the often-injured center Andrew Bogut agreed to a contract extension. A person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press it was for three years and $36 million and could be worth up to about $42 million with incentives.
The Warriors also waived three training camp invitees and extended the contracts of three regulars.
The Warriors waived guard Seth Curry, center Dewayne Dedmon and forward Joe Alexander. They also exercised the fourth-year contract option on shooting guard Klay Thompson and the third-year contract options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli for the 2014-15 season.
Bradley leads CIMB Classic
Keegan Bradley had seven birdies — five in a six-hole stretch on his back nine — and shot a 6-under 66 to open a four-stroke lead at 13-under 131 in the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ryan Moore was second, following his opening 63 with a 72. Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chris Stroud shot 69 to reach eight under. Phil Mickelson was three under after a 70.