The Atlanta Braves say they were notified by a family member that died early Friday in Miami, where he was hospitalized after the apparent stroke while on a cruise with baseball alumni.
Fregosi ended more than 50 years in baseball as a special assistant to Braves general manager Frank Wren.
Fregosi managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 National League pennant and the 1979 California Angels to their first American League Western Division title. He also managed the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.
He was a six-time All-Star shortstop with the Angels, who retired his No. 11 in 1988.
REDS: Pitcher Mat Latos had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on Friday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a concern as they opened spring training.
Latos suffered the injury a few days earlier while throwing in Arizona. He'll have to stop throwing for about 10 days to let the knee heal. He went 14-7 last season with a 3.16 ERA in 32 starts. He had surgery to remove bone chips from his pitching elbow at the end of the season.
Reds pitchers and catchers reported on Friday and had physicals.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Umpires to officiate Vermont high school varsity and JV baseball games are needed.
Interested candidates will receive instruction and certification through an umpire course one evening a week for five weeks beginning at Feb. 25 at Lyndon State College.
Umpires receive $75 for varsity games and $45 for JV games, plus mileage reimbursement. The course will be taught by high school baseball commissioner Bruce James, who has high school championship, NCAA championship and Babe Ruth World Series experience. For more information write Cmsr. James at NEUmpire@hotmail.com or call at 626-3317.
Aloe Blacc To Sing National Anthem at Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Aloe Blacc will sing the national anthem before the 56th running of the Daytona 500.
Daytona International Speedway made the announcement Friday, adding Blacc to a pre-race lineup that includes pop-country singer Luke Bryan and actor Gary Sinise. Bryan will perform a pre-race concert in the Daytona infield. Sinise will serve as honorary starter, waving the green flag to start the race.
Daytona is expected to name a grand marshal later Friday. The Daytona 500 is Feb. 23.
Blacc will release his major-label debut album "Lift Your Spirit" next month. The album follows Blacc's collaboration as vocalist and co-writer on Avicii's track "Wake Me Up," which hit the top five on Billboard's Hot 100 list and topped charts in more than 100 countries.