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Santiago, Angels avoid arbitration with $5M deal
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The Angels avoided arbitration with Hector Santiago on Friday afternoon, signing him to a $5 million contract for 2016.

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Mariners sign Cook for bullpen depth
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Right-handed reliever Ryan Cook, a 2012 American League All-Star who endured a rough season last year with the A’s and Red Sox, became the latest “bounce-back” candidate signed by the Mariners.

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Junior shared more than No. 24 with Mays
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Ken Griffey Jr. wasn’t afraid of unfair comparisons to Willie Mays when he chose to wear the Say Hey Kid’s No. 24 as a 19-year-old Mariners rookie in 1989, and an examination of his Hall of Fame career shows he lived up to the Giants’ legend.

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Luhnow: Rotation depth still priority for Astros
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With six weeks remaining until the start of Spring Training, the Astros continue to have an eye on improving the team for 2016, though it appears the heavy lifting is complete.

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Excited to be in NY, Castro 'just wants to win'
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Starlin Castro’s favorite “Welcome to New York” moment was a lengthy telephone conversation with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, the new Yankees infielder said this week in a post on Derek Jeter’s The Players’ Tribune website.

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White Sox claim OF Fields from Dodgers
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The White Sox added an outfielder Thursday afternoon by claiming Daniel Fields off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Park bids farewell, looks ahead to first season in U.S.
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Byung Ho Park said goodbye to South Korea on Wednesday with a farewell news conference. The slugger is set to join the Twins for his first season in the United States.

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Pudge, Magglio to have HOF credentials evaluated in '17
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The last member of the Tigers’ 1984 World Series championship squad on the Hall of Fame ballot fell off on Wednesday, leaving Detroit’s hopes for getting anyone from its last title-winning club into Cooperstown in the hands of the Veterans Committee. Now, as the ’84 Tigers’ Hall of Fame argument closes, the case of the […]

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Royals turn attention to rotation depth
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Now that the Royals have brought back All-Star left fielder Alex Gordon with a four-year, $72 million deal, what’s next for the 2016 Royals?

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Royals sign Wang to Minor League deal
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The Royals once again have reached for a comeback project, signing 35-year-old right-hander Chien-Ming Wang to a Minor League deal.

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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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New video board, foul poles at Globe Life Park
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The Rangers are installing a new video scoreboard and new foul poles to Globe Life Park in Arlington for the upcoming season.

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