Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...announced that the director of the state's labor and business licensing agency will move over to DSS as Alford's special assistant. Holly Pisarik will earn $115,000 in her new role, according to the governor's office. That means she's...

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.

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...

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...

Stronger season couldn't save UAB football program

...reallocate our resources to remaining athletic programs," Watts said.Athletic director Brian Mackin will now serve as special assistant to the president for athletics.Zac Woodfin, the team's strength coach, also played at the school and said...

Incoming major league commissioner reorganizes top official spots

...25 relief appearances with the Angels last season.The team also hired former Padres executive Chad MacDonald as special assistant to the general manager. RANGERS: Right-hander Colby Lewis has signed a $4 million, one-year deal to stay...

New York Yankees add two players for 2015

...club."Jon and I have talked about how great it is to play here. He knows that," said Dempster.He will be a special assistant to Cubs president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. NATIONALS: Outfielder Jayson Werth was convicted...

Braves' Schuerholz denies GM report

...would return, hiring top scouts Roy Clark away from the Dodgers and Gordon Blakeley from the Yankees to serve as special assistants to the GM, making Brian Bridges the new scouting director ? there was increased speculation that the Braves were...

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...

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...