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Mets sign A-Gon to one-year deal
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The Mets have added another veteran bat to their lineup after finalizing a one-year deal with free-agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on Thursday.

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Alfaro has tools to be No. 1 catcher in Majors
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Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro is not one of those hitters that sees a lot of pitches or draws a lot of walks. The Phils value those things. They love hitters that “control the strike zone.” But that does not mean they do not have high expectations for Alfaro. MLB Pipeline ranks Alfaro as the sixth-best […]

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Nats' offseason to-do list all but complete
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When the Nationals reached an agreement to bring back veteran free agent Howie Kendrick on a two-year deal, they solidified their bench with about a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.

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Callaway connection 'a big deal' for Bruce
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Early in the offseason, long before Jay Bruce fit together the puzzle pieces of his free agency, he spoke on the phone with Mickey Callaway. Recently hired as the Mets’ manager, Callaway had come to know Bruce during the outfielder’s brief tenure in Cleveland late last season. He outlined to Bruce his ideas and expectations […]

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Mets expect Conforto to return around May 1
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Although the Mets spoke briefly with Jay Bruce about playing some first base this season, it appears their need for him will be greatest in the outfield. The Mets do not expect Michael Conforto to return until around May 1, general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday, placing the most concrete timetable yet on the outfielder’s […]

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Mayors tour Marlins Park, discuss HR sculpture
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The Marlins had a couple of distinguished guests tour their ballpark on Tuesday. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez each made separate visits, and according to the team, they discussed a variety of topics.

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Ziegler says he won't ask Marlins to trade him
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Brad Ziegler signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Marlins last offseason, and the veteran right-hander has every intention to stick with the club until he is told otherwise.

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Braves acquire righty Carle from Pirates
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The Braves added organizational depth on Wednesday, when they acquired right-handed pitcher Shane Carle from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

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Inciarte's elite defense backed by Statcast data
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Ender Inciarte might never have Hall of Fame credentials that equal those possessed by Andruw Jones, whose resume includes 434 home runs. But courtesy of the growing list of defensive metrics supplied by Statcast™, the current Braves center fielder will at least be able to have a better feel for exactly how he stacks up […]

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Sixto climbing up prospect rankings
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The best young arm in the Phillies’ system is not ready for that opportunity, but he could move himself into position with a strong 2018. MLB Pipeline on Tuesday ranked Sixto Sanchez as the 10th best right-handed prospect in baseball. He is the No. 47 prospect overall.

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Mets sign Bruce to three-year contract
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The Mets announced Tuesday night they signed free agent Jay Bruce to a three-year deal, which is worth $39 million, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand last week.

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Braves land 3 on top 10 lefty prospects list
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Three of the young starting pitchers — Luiz Gohara, Kolby Allard and Max Fried — acquired during the Braves’ rebuild rank among baseball’s top 10 left-handed prospects, per the rankings MLB Pipeline released Wednesday.

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