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Winter memories: Revisiting the Alomar trade
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The smoke cleared from the Opryland Hotel room long ago, but the impact of the trade made between the Indians and Padres nearly three decades ago can still be seen at Progressive Field. During Tribe games these days, Sandy Alomar Jr. takes up residence in the first-base coach’s box.

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Talented Buxton key to Twins' success in 2018
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For as good as Byron Buxton was in his breakout season in 2017, the Twins believe it’s just the start of something special for the budding star.

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Fiers reportedly agrees to deal with Tigers
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The Tigers’ search for low-risk, high-upside pitching has brought them to a familiar foe, reportedly reaching agreement on a one-year deal with former Astros starter Mike Fiers.

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KC signs righty Barlow to one-year deal
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The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday by signing right-hander Scott Barlow to a one-year deal.

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Moncada a key cog in White Sox rebuild
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Yoan Moncada turned 22 on May 27, so the Cuban native is a bit young to be considered the face of the White Sox franchise. But Moncada grew a lot during 231 plate appearances and 54 games for the White Sox in 2017, and the switch-hitting second baseman was a difference maker for the White […]

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Salvy crucial component to Royals' success
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As the Royals ponder a possible rebuild in 2018 and beyond, there is one rock solid piece who will be vital next season: catcher Salvador Perez.

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Twins set dates for annual Winter Caravan
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The Twins announced plans for their 58th annual Twins Winter Caravan, which includes stops in more than 40 communities throughout the Upper Midwest on Jan. 15-25 and features a few new wrinkles this year.

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Royals ink former Atlanta prospect Negret
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KANSAS CITY — The Royals continue to pluck Braves players now available after the Atlanta organization was found guilty by Major League Baseball of circumventing international signing guidelines. After signing 18-year-old right-hander Yefri Del Rosario on Tuesday, the Royals agreed to terms with outfield prospect Juan Carlos Negret.

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Twins swap pool money for 2 top prospects
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After losing out on Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, the Twins took advantage of having the third-most international pool money available, trading $1 million of that money to the Mariners for catching prospect David Banuelos and $1 million to the Angels for outfield prospect Jacob Pearson.

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Parrish embracing new role as Class A skipper
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Working with young players for the two-day camp was also maybe a glimpse of Lance Parrish’s next task with the Tigers. After four seasons of managing at Double-A Erie, Tigers player development last month shifted Parrish down the organizational ladder, naming him manager at Class A West Michigan. It was an unexpected move for Parrish, […]

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Renteria right choice to be White Sox leader
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Whether it’s instructional league, Cactus League, regular season or even Intrasquad, it’s still a part of the White Sox development toward a championship organization in manager Rick Renteria’s mind.

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FLASH SALE: Shop now, take 25 percent off
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Work your way through your holiday shopping list at the Royals Shop, where you get 25 percent off your order in Thursday’s Flash Sale. Use the code “SWING25” and save big until 10:59 p.m. CT.

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