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Young backstops look to catch on with Rockies
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After a couple of early offseason moves, the Rockies are short on experienced options to back up regular catcher Nick Hundley. There’s the rest of the offseason to add a veteran or two, but Dustin Garneau and Tom Murphy hope their debuts at the end of 2015 could lead to roster spots 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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Winter Meetings interview with Dave Roberts
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New Dodgers manager Dave Roberts met with the media Monday at the Winter Meetings.

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Samardzija a fan of Giants before signing
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Despite never wearing a Giants uniform until he donned a ceremonial jersey during his introductory news conference, Jeff Samardzija displayed expert knowledge about his new team.

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Weiss sees benefit of increase in shifts
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Rockies manager Walt Weiss employed plenty of defensive shifts last season, and it will stay that way in 2016.

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Padres active at Meetings, with more to come
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A year ago, Padres general manager A.J. Preller utilized the Winter Meetings to lay the groundwork for several notable deals that occurred during the following weeks.

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Loretta, R. Alomar top the list of Padres second basemen
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Second base hasn’t exactly been a position of strength for the Padres over the years.Thirty-one different players have opened the season as the Padres second baseman. Tim Flannery is the only player ever to start more than 500 games at second as a Padre – and he was never the Padres second baseman on Opening […]

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Padres trade 2 for Braves' Bethancourt
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The Padres acquired catcher Christian Bethancourt from the Braves for right-hander Casey Kelly and catcher Ricardo Rodriguez on Thursday.

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Dodgers host Holiday Party for local children
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The Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation hosted more than 300 pre-selected schoolchildren from the community at the annual Children’s Holiday Party at Dodger Stadium on Friday.

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