Hank Peters, 1924-2015


From Mike Klingaman of the Baltimore Sun

Hank Peters, general manager and architect of the last Orioles team to win a World Series in 1983, died Sunday morning of complications from a recent stroke at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. Peters, who lived in Highland Beach, Fla., was 90.

Peters, a native of St. Louis, began working in baseball in 1946 with the St. Louis Browns. In 1954, he became the farm director of the Kansas City A’s and then in 1966 he was named the Cleveland Indians’ vice president of player personnel. Peters was the Orioles’ general manager from 1975-1987 and then served in that same role with the Indians. He retired in 1992. That’s nearly 50 years in the sport, and it all started when Peters answered a newspaper ad.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.