NEW YORK (AP) Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has been elected president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post was elected vice president at the BBWAA's World Series meeting Saturday, putting him in line to become president next year.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, whose term as president ended this weekend, was elected to the BBWAA board along with Tyler Kepner of The New York Times, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle and Jonah Keri of Grantland, whose shutdown was announced by ESPN on Friday.

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