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Pitching, lefty power among White Sox needs
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The White Sox enter the 2017 offseason in an interesting stage of their rebuild. Could this team actually contend next season? It’s a possibility, albeit a bit remote. But that outside chance won’t influence general manager Rick Hahn’s decisions in an area such as free agency to deviate even slightly from the rebuilding plan.

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Core workout: Free-agent decisions loom in KC
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This could be the most eventful and busy offseason Royals general manager Dayton Moore has had since taking the job in 2006.

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Santana is Tribe's best bet to get to Sabathia
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As the Indians lineup heads into a decisive Game 5 against CC Sabathia and the Yankees, they’re going to need someone to step up and do some damage, and no one’s better positioned to do so than Carlos Santana.

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Kluber throwing hitters for loop with curveball
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The grip reveals this is not a traditional curveball. Corey Kluber calls it a curveball. Without hesitation, Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway says it is a slider. Different pitch classification systems have filtered the results in both categories.

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Francona rallies club before decisive Game 5
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Indians manager Terry Francona is not big on speeches. Over the years, he has learned that rounding up players, getting worked up and delivering a message driven by emotion tends to only make the manager feel better in the end. Francona now tries to pick his spots for such moments.

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Molitor excited about Twins' bright future
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By the time the Twins wrapped up their surprising 2017 campaign that saw them reach the postseason for the first time since 2010 with their run to the American League Wild Card Game, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine had already made up their minds.

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Pitching coach Allen let go after 3 seasons
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The Twins made a slew of organizational changes on Tuesday, including the dismissal of pitching coach Neil Allen and the hiring of Jeremy Zoll as the director of Minor League operations, replacing Brad Steil, who will transition into his new role as director of professional scouting.

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Core in place, Twins to seek arms in offseason
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By virtue of having such a young team, the Twins don’t have any major impending free agents, and they have a solid core already in place that can be supplemented this offseason, especially on the pitching side.

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Prospects use instructs as springboard to AFL
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For most of the Tigers prospects currently participating in instructional league play, action runs through Saturday in Lakeland. A trio of pitchers, however, used their time as a springboard to more fall baseball.

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Stage one of rebuild won't be pretty for Tigers
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It’s not going to be a pretty 2018 season for the Tigers. General manager Al Avila has already made that clear.

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Oct. 8 Francona, Bauer postgame interview
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Terry Francona and Trevor Bauer address the media after the Indians’ 1-0 loss to the Yankees on Sunday in Game 3 of the AL Division Series.

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Former White Sox All-Star Landis dies at 83
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Former White Sox center fielder Jim Landis, who was known as one of the best defensive outfielders of his era, died Saturday. He was 83.

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