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O's add former big leaguer Quinn to staff
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The Orioles announced Thursday that they have named Mark Quinn assistant hitting coach, and the rest of the members of the Major League staff will return in their current role. Quinn takes the role of Einar Diaz, who will serve as a Major League coach and assist in all aspects of Orioles coaching.

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Raines nearly makes Hall in penultimate year
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Tim Raines, whose 23-year Major League career included celebrating World Series championships with the Yankees in 1996 and ’98, fell just short of the 75 percent of the vote required for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

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Moose improves in voting, falls short of HOF
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Mike Mussina inched closer to Cooperstown on Wednesday, though the former Orioles and Yankees pitcher did not reach the required 75 percent of votes needed for election into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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Clemens, McGriff fall short in Hall of Fame bids
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Roger Clemens and Fred McGriff were among the former Blue Jays players who fell short in the number of votes required for election into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening.

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Hall of Fame results live today, 3-7 ET
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The boxes have been checked, the celebration is about to begin, and, as always, the debate will continue. The coming of the new year mean’s it’s Hall of Fame time again, with the much-anticipated 2016 class ready to be unveiled today at 6 p.m. ET.

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O's search for lefty bat, rotation help continues
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Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette had hoped to have more activity before the holidays. “I thought there would be a few more deals done by now,” said Duquette, who is still looking for a left-handed hitter and rotation upgrades.”

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Knuckleballer Haeger joins Rays' Minors staff
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Former Major Leaguer Charlie Haeger highlighted the Rays’ announcements of the organization’s Minor League on-field coaching and medical staffs for the 2016 season Tuesday.

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Blue Jays acquire Leon in deal with A's
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The Blue Jays acquired right-hander Arnold Leon from the A’s on Tuesday afternoon in exchange for a player to be named or future cash considerations.

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Yanks finding it tough to add starting pitching
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The Yankees’ recent acquisition of Aroldis Chapman promises to create a super-bullpen that ranks as the Majors’ most dominant, but thus far, the team’s stated offseason goal of upgrading its starting pitching remains unfulfilled.

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Inbox: Could Rays use a 6-man rotation?
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Would Tampa Bay consider easing the burden on its starters with a six-man rotation? Would the club make a deal for outfielder Jorge Soler? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

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Inbox: How will Chapman alter Yanks' bullpen?
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Does the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman change the Yankees’ plans for the back end of the bullpen? Is there still a chance Brett Gardner could be traded? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch has answers in the Inbox.

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Inbox: Will Revere man the leadoff spot in '16?
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Blue Jays beat reporter Gregor Chisholm fields several questions from fans.

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