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Sveum shifts from hitting coach to bench coach
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The Royals began firming up their coaching staff for 2018 and hitting coach Dale Sveum will switch roles and become the bench coach, general manager Dayton Moore said Wednesday.

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Moore reiterates his commitment to Royals
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Royals general manager Dayton Moore held his end-of-the-season news conference Wednesday, and eventually the question of the open Braves general manager position surfaced, as one would expect.

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Tough roster decisions ahead for deep Tribe
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The Indians have some difficult roster decisions looming, but there is some comfort in the foundation that remains in place. While the club has some key players poised to hit free agency, the bulk of the American League Central champion’s roster will stay intact for next year.

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Fall League showing evidence of Jay's health
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Twins prospect Tyler Jay is off to a strong start in the Arizona Fall League, and he’s showing he’s healthy after unfounded rumors that he suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome in July and was headed for season-ending surgery.

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Adolfo 'grew up,' hit his stride in 2017
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Standing in the hallway of the White Sox complex at Camelback Ranch and talking with a few reporters and a team media relations representative, Micker Adolfo points to one of the bold, almost majestic pictures hanging on the wall.

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Royals' Arizona Fall League overview
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Jim Callis checks in on the Royals’ Arizona Fall League contingent, led by No. 11 prospect Nicky Lopez and catcher Nick Dini.

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Moore pleased by 'next wave' of KC prospects
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The Royals’ 2017 regular season was over less than 24 hours when general manager Dayton Moore boarded a plane to Phoenix to check out his next wave of prospects in the Instructional League.

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Despite early end, Tribe's 2017 one to remember
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The end goal was not achieved. After coming one victory short of a World Series triumph a year ago, the Indians envisioned a championship parade up E. 9th St. as the conclusion of this campaign. The Tribe fell short of that dream, providing a sour end to what had been a scintillating season.

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Twins hire Baseball America editor Manuel
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The Twins continue to make additions to their front office and scouting staff, and they hired long-time Baseball America editor John Manuel to their pro scouting department. Manuel’s last day at the publication will be Oct. 31, and he’ll join the Twins on Nov. 1.

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Tigers' Arizona Fall League overview
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William Boor checks in on the Tigers’ Arizona Fall League participants, a group that includes top 30 pitching prospects Adam Ravenelle, Spencer Turnbull and Gerson Moreno.

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Trammell, Parrish to host youth baseball camp
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Tigers greats Alan Trammell and Lance Parrish will team up to host their eighth annual baseball camp at Wayne State University on Dec. 2-3 at the midtown Detroit school’s Matthaei and Multipurpose Indoor Facilities.

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Tigers building up scouting and analytics depts.
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The Tigers continue to build up their analytics department to try to catch up with other clubs, but that doesn’t mean they’re pulling away from traditional scouts. They’re actually doing the opposite, building up both ends of their player evaluation system.

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