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Phils acquire Morton from Bucs for Minors pitcher
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The Phillies acquired right-hander Charlie Morton from the Pirates in exchange for Minor League right-hander David Whitehead, Vice President & General Manager Matt Klentak announced today. Morton’s current contract runs through the 2016 season.

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Padres acquire Jay, send Gyorko to Cards
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You can check one item off the Padres’ offseason wish list, as the team Tuesday traded for outfielder Jon Jay of the Cardinals. The Padres, seeking a left-handed-hitting outfielder, landed Jay for infielder Jedd Gyorko and $7.5 million in cash considerations.

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Ted Williams powered AL squad to win in '41
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San Diego native Ted Williams hit arguably the most dramatic home run in All-Star Game history on July 8, 1941, to give the American League a 7-5 victory.

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Nationals add reliever Gott, deal Escobar to Angels
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The Nationals added another reliever to their bullpen mix by acquiring right-hander Trevor Gott, along with Minor League righty Michael Brady, from the Angels for third baseman Yunel Escobar.

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Nats bolster bullpen, but upgrading not over
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The first two days of the 2015 Baseball Winter Meetings were quiet for the Nationals, but by the time Wednesday night came around, they improved their bullpen by agreeing to terms with two relievers — right-handers Shawn Kelley and Yusmeiro Petit. By Thursday afternoon, as reporters were heading home, the Nats announced they acquired a […]

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Nats lock in deals for 'pen pieces Perez, Kelley
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The Nationals have finalized deals with left-hander Oliver Perez and right-hander Shawn Kelley, securing a couple bullpen pieces for the upcoming season.

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Wright has designs on being everyday player in '16
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The days of Mets third baseman David Wright playing in 150-plus games, as he did in each of his first four seasons and six of his first eight, may be long gone. But Wright, who may ramp up his offseason activity following a visit to back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins on Monday, still plans to […]

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Familia among Munson Award honorees
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Mets closer Jeurys Familia’s standout season on the baseball field, combined with his character off it, has earned him one of New York City’s best-known sports awards.

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As Jose rumors subside, Marlins set for quiet exit
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After two days of non-stop speculation, Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill on Wednesday hoped he put to rest the stream of rumors that Jose Fernandez was going to be traded.

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Blackburn looks to follow in Heston's footsteps
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Though the Giants’ pursuit of free agents commands the most attention in their search for starting pitching, they’d welcome an old-fashioned upgrade: the emergence of a rookie who could occupy a spot at the end of the rotation and contribute immediately. Chris Heston fit that description this past season for the Giants. Their talent evaluators […]

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Giants wish Bonds well with Marlins
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Breaking his long association with the Giants, at least for now, Barry Bonds received the club’s blessing Friday as he accepted a position as hitting coach with the Miami Marlins.

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Shark, Giants perfect fit in bounceback campaign
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Forget about a mulligan. Jeff Samardzija is getting his five-year, $90 million contract despite a rough season in 2015, and the Giants are getting themselves both a fresh arm and a project for pitching coach Dave Righetti.

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