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Report: Marlins not expected to pursue Ohtani
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The Shohei Ohtani sweepstake has its first casualty. While teams around MLB spent last week preparing their pitches for Ohtani, the Miami Marlins are not expected to pursue the two-way star, in part due to the financial commitment signing him would necessitate, according to a report from Tim Healey of the SunSentinel. The 23-year-old will […]

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Report: Cardinals to meet with Stanton's reps in Los Angeles
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The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t done making an impression on Giancarlo Stanton as members of the organization are expected to meet with the Miami Marlins slugger’s representatives Friday in Los Angeles, sources confirmed to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. The Cardinals’ interest in Stanton is known as the club previously exchanged trade concepts with the […]

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MLB approves Japan deal, allowing Ohtani bidding to start
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MLB approves Japan deal, allowing Ohtani bidding to start

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MLB boosts total of drug tests 25 percent
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NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball boosted its drug test total 25 percent in the year ending with the World Series.

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Report: Yankees to hire Aaron Boone as manager
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After much deliberation, the New York Yankees have reportedly found a replacement for Joe Girardi. The organization will name former major-league infielder Aaron Boone as the 35th manager in team history, according to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News. It came down to a choice between Boone and San Francisco Giants bench coach […]

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Matt Adams headlines non-tendered players
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Now that the deadline for MLB teams to tender 2018 contracts has passed, several arbitration-eligible players have instead become free agents. Here’s the list (to be updated following announcements): Name Position Team Mike Fiers SP Astros Ryan Goins 2B Blue Jays Tom Koehler RP Blue Jays Matt Adams 1B Braves Jace Peterson IF/OF Braves Danny […]

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Blue Jays acquire Diaz from Cardinals
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The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Aledmys Diaz from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfield prospect J.B. Woodman, the club announced Friday. Diaz was a surprise contributor for the Redbirds in 2016, when he hit .300/.369/.510 with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs in 111 games, finishing fifth in NL Rookie of […]

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Report: Rockies discussing Britton with Orioles, interested in Davis
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The Colorado Rockies are looking to add to their bullpen and are reportedly interested in free-agent closer Wade Davis as well as Baltimore Orioles left-hander Zach Britton, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. In 2016, Britton put up arguably the most dominant season of relief in MLB history, posting a 0.54 ERA and 1.94 […]

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Report: Marlins would likely accept Giants' Stanton offer if majority of contract absorbed
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The Miami Marlins may have found the right return for Giancarlo Stanton from a player standpoint, but it's still going to come down to money. A source told Jon Morosi of MLB.com that Miami would likely accept the San Francisco Giants' reported trade offer of second baseman Joe Panik, plus pitching prospect Tyler Beede and […]

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Angels acquire Jim Johnson, international bonus money from Braves
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The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-handed reliever Jim Johnson and international bonus money from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor-league southpaw Justin Kelly, it was announced on Thursday. The Angels received the remainder of the Braves' bonus pool funds – $1.21 million – as part of the deal, according to Jonathan Mayo of MLB […]

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Report: Giants meeting with Stanton's reps
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It appears we’re inching toward a conclusion in the Giancarlo Stanton trade saga. Members of the San Francisco Giants front office are reportedly in Los Angeles to meet with Stanton’s representatives, sources tell SiriusXM’s Craig Mish. A source of The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal later confirmed the meeting. The Giants are making a serious push in […]

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Report: Some MLB execs believe Ohtani prefers team without Japanese star
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If part of a team's recruitment strategy for Shohei Ohtani involves an existing connection to Japan, it could fall short. The two-way phenom may actually prefer to sign with a team that doesn’t already have a Japanese star, according to multiple MLB executives who spoke with Jon Morosi of MLB Network. "I feel like he […]

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