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Maker of iconic Louisville Slugger bats selling brand to Wilson Sporting Goods for $70 million

...excitement of signing your first pro contract was getting a bat deal with Louisville Slugger."Former All-Star player Matt Williams, who now manages the Washington Nationals, said Louisville Slugger bats were popular among players of his generation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-23/maker-iconic-louisville-sl
Cubs, rooftop owners battle in court over Wrigley renovation

...the Opening Day starter instead of Stephen Strasburg, who has made the previous three Opening Day starts.Manager Matt Williams made the announcement before Monday's game against the New York Yankees. METS: Bartolo Colon has been picked to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-23/cubs-rooftop-owners-batt
Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters shut down for now

...so we're going to have to see how he goes in the next couple of days and push him (back)," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He's a little sore, so we don't want to have any issues with him not feeling 100 percent."Williams did...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-21/baltimore-catcher-matt-w
All MLB games to start at same time on final day this year

...starting all 15 games on Oct. 4 at virtually the same time."Could add some drama," Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said before Friday's exhibition against Houston.Might make for tough choices, too.If the Mariners hold a one-game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-20/all-mlb-games-start-same
Alex Rodriguez hits first homer since returning from year-long suspension

...will miss his scheduled spring training start against the New York Mets today because of an ingrown toenail.Manager Matt Williams said Strasburg is "a little bit sore moving around, running around. ... He's perfectly fine, but he had an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-11/alex-rodriguez-hits-firs
Washington's Span' likely out 4-6 weeks after surgery

...Denard Span had surgery to repair a right core muscle injury and will miss the Nationals' opener in April.Manager Matt Williams said Monday the projected time for Span's return is uncertain and added "you're looking at four-to-six weeks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-09/washingtons-span-likely-
Rangers' Yu Darvish might need Tommy John surgery

...a strained side and will be sidelined seven to 10 days.The injury is a Grade 1 left oblique strain, and manager Matt Williams said Saturday the team is being cautious. He anticipates the former Atlanta Brave returning to spring training games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-07/rangers-yu-darvish-might
Dodgers sign former Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy

...back to the bottom of the AL East last year with a 71-91 record. NATIONALS: Picked up the 2016 option on manager Matt Williams' contract.Williams guided the Nationals to a league-best 96 victories in 2014. Washington lost in the NL Division...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-21/dodgers-sign-former-brav
Orioles' Buck Showalter, Nationals' Matt Williams named managers of the year

NEW YORK - Buck Showalter and Matt Williams won the manager of the year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play.Showalter took the American League prize for the third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-11/orioles-buck-showalter-n
Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett retiring after 14-year career

...National League ? and then quickly exited from the playoffs.Now comes an off-season of questions about manager Matt Williams' decisions and a handful of key roster choices, including what to do about Ryan Zimmerman, whether to sign Jordan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-08/dodgers-pitcher-josh-bec