Jon Lester planning to meet with Giants

...more assistants for manager Paul Molitor, adding pitching coach Neil Allen, bullpen coach Eddie Guardado and bench coach Joe Vavra. REDS: Hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel.

Braves' Justin Upton wins Silver Slugger Award

...considering for its next manager. Others include former Washington and Cleveland manager Manny Acta, Milwaukee special assistant Craig Counsell, minor league manager Charlie Montoyo, Giants bench coach Ron Wotus, former Seattle manager Don...

Ex-Braves scouting director Roy Clark returning to team in new role

...scouting director Roy Clark is returning to the team as special assistant to the general manager.Interim general manager...announced Tuesday that Gordon Blakeley, who had been a special assistant to the GM for the Yankees since 2008, is accepting...

Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles each have three Gold Glove winners

...Steve Foster to be their pitching coach and Darren Holmes the bullpen coach.Foster spent the last few seasons as a special assistant to the general manager and pitching coordinator for the Kansas City Royals. Foster played three seasons in the majors...

AG Olens declines Carter's request for new probe of Gov. Deal's 2010 ethics complaints

...last year to five former and current commission employees.The state has the power to hire outside lawyers known as special assistant attorney generals, but Olens argued they would still report to him and not be considered independent.Carter's...

Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

...worked in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford: as special assistant to the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as special assistant to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as an assistant...

49ers' Vernon Davis might miss minicamp amid contract dispute

...for anybody else, but I'd be surprised if they didn't feel the same way." GEORGIA STATE: Athletic director Cheryl Levick says she is leaving her job July 1 to accept a new role as special assistant to President Mark Becker.

McVay rejoins 49ers as special assistant

...of front-office tumult, the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday brought John McVay out of retirement to work as a special assistant to interim club president Larry Thrailkill. "It's nice to have him," coach Steve Mariucci said. "He's going...

Braves notebook

...Jays manager Jim Fregosi as a special assistant Monday. "I really like Jim...and Phillies, and served as a special assistant to Giants general manager Brian...since Schuerholz's long-time special assistant, Bill Lajoie, joined the Milwaukee...

Nationals go deep on Glavine in his return

...Slumping Ryan Zimmerman spent some time working with special assistant Barry Larkin before the game, and then had a season-high...talking and advising several players. Larkin, a special assistant to general manager Jim Bowden, is brought to town...