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D-backs acquire Boxberger in trade with Rays
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The D-backs and Rays announced Thursday they’ve completed a trade that will send right-handed reliever Brad Boxberger to Arizona in exchange for Minor League right-hander Curtis Taylor.

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Dodgers to decide on 9 arb-eligible players
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The Dodgers have nine unsigned players eligible for salary arbitration as Friday’s deadline to tender contracts approaches.

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Marquez fine-tuning changeup for 2018
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Rockies right-hander German Marquez lives in San Felix, Venezuela, about a five-hour drive from the nearest Venezuelan Winter League team. So his 2017 rookie year — an 11-7 record with a 4.39 ERA to earn a spot on the Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team — has made him an unquestioned local celeb.

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Padres ready for '12 Days of Giving' caravan
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The season of giving has arrived in San Diego, or — more specifically for the Padres’ purposes — the “12 Days of Giving.”

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Grandal might be an appealing trade chip
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Rival clubs have said the Dodgers are willing to trade catcher Yasmani Grandal, MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi tweeted on Wednesday night.

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Aces Gray, Greinke set for NL Wild Card Game
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The Rockies and D-backs, two clubs with a combined 14-year postseason drought before clinching berths in tonight’s National League Wild Card Game, will square off at Chase Field at 8 p.m. ET on TBS. The winner will advance to meet the Dodgers in the NL Division Series presented by T-Mobile, which begins on Friday.

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Voting trends favor Hoffman for HOF in 2018
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It’s the offseason in San Diego, which means it’s time to rekindle the Trevor Hoffman Hall of Fame chatter.

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Get to know pitching coach Young
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The Giants introduced Curt Young as their new pitching coach on Nov. 6. Young, 57, replaced Dave Righetti, whose 18-year tenure in the position established a franchise record. Young also knows something about longevity, having served two stints totaling 13 seasons as Oakland’s pitching coach spanning 2004-17. To get to know Young a little better, […]

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Dodgers reel in Organization of Year award
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The Dodgers were named the 2017 MLB Organization of the Year by Baseball America on Tuesday and will be honored by the publication at next month’s Winter Meetings.

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Dodgers reportedly sign Venditte to Minors deal
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The Dodgers reportedly signed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a Minor League deal on Monday

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Jemiola uses AFL to spring back onto radar
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Rockies right-handed pitcher Zach Jemiola was slowed by an oblique injury in 2017, but he has found his way back onto the prospect radar that matters.

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Friars' rotation has much to be determined
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Very little is certain in the Padres’ rotation entering the 2018 season. Clayton Richard is back, having inked a two-year, $6 million extension. Luis Perdomo and Dinelson Lamet will get an opportunity to win their places. But the lack of depth is glaring, and general manager A.J. Preller has plenty of work to do.

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