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Prospect German non-tendered by Yankees
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The Yankees non-tendered right-handed pitching prospect Domingo German on Wednesday, reducing the number of players on the club’s 40-man roster to 39.

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Cooper accepts responsibility for Samardzija's down year
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There doesn’t need to be a list of accomplishments placed in front of Don Cooper for the White Sox pitching coach to feel confident about his successful tenure. Jeff Samardzija’s 2015 season on the South Side would not fall in that category.

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Shore thing: NJ lefty No. 1 on Top 50 Draft list
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Six months prior to the 2016 Draft, the class is beginning to take shape. MLBPipeline.com’s Top 50 Draft Prospects list reflects what that class looks like at present, led by four pitchers — New Jersey prep lefty Jason Groome, Florida southpaw A.J. Puk and right-handers Alec Hansen of Oklahoma and Riley Pint of St. Thomas […]

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White Sox expect Avi to produce at higher level
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On one hand, Avisail Garcia is 24 years old, has the potential to be a five-tool talent and has played just one full season of Major League Baseball. The flip side shows a 2015 season featuring Garcia’s offensive inconsistency on a team showing the same, meaning that the White Sox have to explore potential outfield […]

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Inbox: Yanks willing to lose top '16 Draft pick?
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Are the Yankees willing to lose a first-round Draft pick to sign a free agent? Should the club go after Ben Zobrist? Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

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With Shark to Giants, Sox have 3 Top 50 picks
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Jeff Samardzija and the Giants have agreed to a five-year deal, with the deal being worth $90 million per multiple reports. This move means the right-hander’s short tenure with the White Sox officially has come to a close.

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Navarro, White Sox finalize one-year deal
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A first look at the White Sox free-agent additions of Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila behind the plate would seem to indicate a change based on an offensive upgrade. Navarro’s deal became official on Friday, for one year at $4 million.

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McClendon brings experience Tigers wanted to Triple-A post
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The Tigers are trying to restock their farm system with prospects for the big league club. They did not bring back Lloyd McClendon to serve as a managerial prospect biding his time at Triple-A Toledo.

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Money market: Tigers need to keep thinking big
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I’m here to guarantee that the Detroit Tigers win the 2016 World Series. Wait, can you really do such a thing? Sure you can. Don’t believe me? Watch me work.

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Ilitch willing to spend to get best players
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The placard on the podium at the Tiger Club was the first sign of Mike Ilitch’s presence Monday, denoting the spot for the Tigers owner as right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was introduced.

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After comeback with KC, Madson headed to A's
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Right-hander Ryan Madson resurrected his career with the Royals in 2015. And now he has cashed that in with a three-year, $22 million deal with the A’s.

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Royals do not tender contract to Holland
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As expected, the Royals did not tender a contract to Greg Holland, who had Tommy John surgery in early October and will miss the 2016 season.

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