Frank Robinson dies...Realmuto traded from Marlins to Phillies...A flurry of NBA trades
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has died. He was the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues. Robinson hit 586 career home runs and won the Triple Crown while leading the Baltimore Orioles to their first World Series championship in 1966. The All-Star outfielder fulfilled his quest to become the first African-American manager in the big leagues when the Cleveland Indians hired him in 1975. Robinson also managed San Francisco, Baltimore and Montreal, and became the first manager of the Washington Nationals after the franchise moved from Montreal for the 2005 season. Robinson was 83.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have traded All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and international signing bonus pool allocation. Along with Alfaro, the Marlins acquired highly regarded pitchers Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart. Realmuto had been with the Marlins longer than any other current player.
UNDATED (AP) — Marc Gasol is going to the Toronto Raptors in a deal that also sends Jonas Valanciunias to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a person familiar with the terms. ESPN, which first reported the deal, also said CJ Miles and Delon Wright will be included and going to Memphis.
UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have agreed to trade forward Nikola Mirotic (NEE’-koh-luh MEER’-uh-tihch) to Milwaukee as part of a three-team deal that sends the Bucks’ Jason Smith and Detroit’s Stanley Johnson to New Orleans. The Pelicans also receive multiple second-round draft choices in the exchange.
UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin are on the move yet again, this time going from the Houston Rockets to the Indiana Pacers. It’s been an eventful stretch for the two, who started the week with Portland, then were traded to Cleveland, then Houston and now Indiana. And it remains unclear if the Pacers will keep them, meaning more moves for them are possible.