The first of the four major awards were announced Monday night. Cubs 3B Kris Bryant was named NL Rookie of the Year while Astros SS Carlos Correa took home AL Rookie of the Year honors. Bryant won unanimously. Both Bryant and Correa had many signature moments in 2015.
Also on Monday, Hall of Famers Willie Mays and the late Yogi Berra were both awarded the President Medal of Freedom. It is the nation's highest civilian honor. Now here is a recap of Monday's hot stove news from around the league.
ROSTER MOVES & TRANSACTIONS
FRONT OFFICE & COACHING STAFF UPDATES
Yankees: Hired former D-Backs pitching coach Mike Harkey to be their bullpen coach, the team announced. Harkey was the bullpen coach in New York from 2008-13 before leaving for Arizona.
NEWS & RUMORS
MLB: Super scout George Genovese passed away at age 93. He signed Bobby Bonds, Jack Clark, Chili Davis, George Foster and Matt Williams, among others.
MLB: Korean outfielder Ah-Seop Son has been posted for MLB teams. Clubs have until Friday to submit their blind bids for his negotiating rights.
1B/OF Aubrey Huff: Huff, who has not played since 2012, is planning a comeback. He says he has battled depression the last three years. (Stack Velocity Sports Performance)
Mariners: Hired sports psychologist Andy McKay to run their farm system.