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Hernandez among 5 pitchers to agree to terms
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The Blue Jays overhauled the upper levels of their Minor League system on Friday afternoon by officially coming to terms with five pitchers and claiming an outfielder off waivers. The group of pitchers is headlined by veterans Roberto Hernandez and Brad Penny.

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Rays announce new hires, promotions
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Rays president Brian Auld announced several personnel changes within the organization on Friday.

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Blue Jays ink Barney to one-year pact
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The Blue Jays have signed infielder Darwin Barney to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million.

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Amid rumors, no deals from Rays on Day 1
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Following their long-adhered-to policy, the Rays did not address any rumors at the end of the day. Chaim Bloom, Rays vice president of baseball operations, did characterize Monday as being an “active time already.”

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Blue Jays lay groundwork for future deals
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The Blue Jays accomplished most of their offseason goals before the start of the Winter Meetings, and the end result was a very quiet week at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

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Astros announce '16 sports medicine staff
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The Astros completed their 2016 Major League sports medicine staff on Friday, naming Jeremiah Randall as head athletic trainer and Daniel Roberts as assistant athletic trainer. They join assistant athletic trainer James Ready.

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Angels sign outfielder Gentry to 1-year deal
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The Angels signed outfielder Craig Gentry to a one-year deal worth about $1 million on Wednesday.

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Winter Meetings interview with Mike Scioscia
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Angels manager Mike Scioscia meets with the media on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.

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Angels sign Berry to Minor League contract
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The Angels, still trying to round out their outfield depth, have signed veteran speedster Quintin Berry to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite.

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Premier free agent could help Halos fill hole
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The widely held belief at the Winter Meetings was that the markets for Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Alex Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Davis would pick up once Ben Zobrist came off the board. Now that Zobrist has agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the Cubs — first reported by FOXSports.com — the […]

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Eppler, Scioscia forge open communication
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Billy Eppler and Mike Scioscia have been in constant communication in the nine weeks since Eppler has taken over as the Angels’ general manager, because one of the most important aspects of his new job — many will tell you it’s the most important — is breaking down some of the barriers created by Scioscia’s […]

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Frazier brings power bat, and perhaps stability
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With the addition of Todd Frazier from the Reds in a three-time trade also involving the Dodgers, the White Sox hope they have found their third baseman of the present and possibly the future.

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