Scherzer, Kluber breeze to Cy Young Awards
Max Scherzer of the Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning for the second straight year in the National League.
Scherzer breezed past Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Corey Kluber of the Indians easily won his second AL Cy Young Award. He got 28 of the 30 first-place votes, with Boston's Chris Sale second and Luis Severino of the New York Yankees third.
Scherzer earned the NL honor last year with Washington and the 2013 American League prize with Detroit. He became the 10th pitcher with at least three Cy Youngs.
Scherzer was 16-6 with a career-best 2.51 ERA. The 33-year-old righty struck out a league-leading 268 for the NL East champion Nationals.
Kluber led the majors with a 2.25 ERA and his 18 wins tied for the most in baseball. He added to the Cy Young he won with the Indians in 2014.
Jeter confirms Marlins hearing Stanton offers
Now a rookie executive instead of a veteran player, Derek Jeter arrived for his first major league owners' meeting and said the Marlins are listening to trade offers for slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
The former Yankees captain, a five-time World Series champion, said Miami needed to turn around both on and off the field. Payroll will be cut, and Stanton could be dealt after hitting 59 home runs — the highest total in the major leagues since 2001.
Stanton a 28-year-old outfielder, is guaranteed $295 million over the remaining decade of his record 13-year contract. He will earn $25 million next season and has a full no-trade provision, giving him power to control any deal.
The Mets filled out their coaching staff, adding Gary DiSarcina, Dave Eiland and Ruben Amaro Jr. to the team. ... Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said the decision to replace manager Joe Girardi had long been discussed before the move was made last month. ... Minor league outfielder Hunter Cole was acquired by the Rangers to complete the June trade that sent reliever Sam Dyson to the Giants.