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Frank Robinson receives MLB promotion; ex-Orioles IF Wilson Betemit suspended

Frank Robinson receives MLB promotion; ex-Orioles IF Wilson Betemit suspended

Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has been named a senior adviser and the new honorary president of the American League, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday. In his new role, Robinson will assist the commissioner on issues related to on-field operations, the annual Civil Rights Game, youth participation and diversity. Robinson, who succeeds Jackie Autry as honorary AL president, will represent the league in the All-Star Game, during the postseason and at other special and milestone events. “Frank Robinson’s many accomplishments as a player and as a groundbreaking manager and executive are well known to baseball fans,” Manfred said in a...

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