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Bucs acquire Whitehead in Morton trade
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Three days after filling out their rotation by trading for Jon Niese, the Pirates opened up a spot by dealing right-hander Charlie Morton to the Phillies.

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Pittsburgh native Walker proud of Bucs' days
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Neil Walker knew the day was coming. At some point, he had come to accept, he would no longer be a Pirate. Would there be a trade, or would he simply walk away as a free agent next year? The day finally came Wednesday, when Walker — the Pittsburgh Kid who’d never spent a day […]

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Pirates sign righty reliever Nicasio
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The Pirates added another intriguing power arm to their bullpen on Thursday, signing right-hander Juan Nicasio to a one-year contract on the final day of the Winter Meetings.

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Future uncertain for Reds, Chapman
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On the day after allegations of domestic violence surfaced regarding Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, the ramifications of the report remained unclear.

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Niese is nice, but Bucs have holes to fill
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The Pirates traded Neil Walker, a pending free agent projected to make $10.7 million next season, to the Mets and picked up Jon Niese in return.

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Chapman gun incident being investigated
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Cincinnati Reds All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman is the subject of a domestic violence investigation after an incident in which he allegedly had a physical altercation with his girlfriend and fired eight gunshots into the garage of his Miami-area home, according to a Yahoo! Sports story.

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MacPhail happy with Klentak, Phillies' moves
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The Phillies are starting from the beginning. Since late July, they have traded three formidable late-inning relievers (Jonathan Papelbon, Ken Giles and Jake Diekman) for young starting pitching.

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Phils sign Frieri, 4 others to Minor League deals
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The Phillies signed five players to Minor League contracts on Monday, and one of them could pitch in the late innings next season.

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Padres utilize Rule 5 Draft to net 4 players
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For fans who had been clamoring for Padres general manager A.J. Preller to make one more move before leaving the Winter Meetings, he certainly didn’t disappoint Thursday.

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Shortstop at top of Padres' wish list
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Just to be clear, there’s not a placard hanging from the door of A.J. Preller’s suite at the Opryland Hotel that reads “Help wanted: Shortstop.” But there might as well be.

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Green eager to settle roster, formulate plan
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For as much as Andy Green would love to dream a little with what his potential Opening Day lineup might look like, the first-year manager of the Padres still isn’t to the point where he can play with the possibilities. Not on Dec. 9. And certainly not with a lot left to be done to […]

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Winter Meetings interview with Andy Green
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New Padres manager Andy Green met with the media Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.

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