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Bonds took job with Marlins to honor father, Mays
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Barry Bonds’ desire to honor those before him was as much a part of his decision to become the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins as it was to see what the future holds. “I kind of want to honor my dad for what he did,” Bonds told Barry Bloom of MLB.com. “Honor my godfather […]

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Mariners hire MLB's 1st female scout in over 60 years
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The Seattle Mariners made Major League Baseball history Monday when they announced the hiring of six new area scouts. Among the new hires is Amanda Hopkins. The daughter of long-time scout Ron Hopkins, Amanda is believed to be the first female hired as a full-time scout since the 1950s, according to the team. "She's been […]

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Freddy Sanchez retires 4 years after last playing in majors
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Freddy Sanchez finally announced his retirement from baseball on Monday. The announcement was made on Sanchez’s 38th birthday, four years after he last appeared in a major-league game. Various injuries have sidelined the former National League batting champ and three-time All-Star, who spent time with the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, and San Francisco Giants […]

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Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel included in Astros deal for Ken Giles
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On Wednesday we learned the Houston Astros landed their desired bullpen piece, reaching an agreement with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire dynamic reliever Ken Giles. Three days later, that deal is now official. However, unlike when most known trades become officially official, the final trade actually looks significantly different than what was originally reported. [Related: […]

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Addison Russell is willing to give his No. 22 to Jason Heyward
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If Jason Heyward had any immediate reservations after agreeing to an eight-year, $184 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, the reaction of his new teammates likely eased them. Heyward was universally welcomed by his teammates on Twitter and the underlying message attached to each tweet was clear: The Cubs are all focused on winning and […]

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Opt-out clauses are the new black, but are they good for baseball?
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Opt-out clauses are the new black, but are they good for baseball?

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MLB rumors roundup: What do Nats do next?
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MLB rumors roundup: What do Nats do next?

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MLB Hot Stove Daily: Mets like Span, but Boras stands in their way
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MLB Hot Stove Daily: Mets like Span, but Boras stands in their way

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Inbox: Will Melancon be traded?
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Beat reporter Adam Berry answers fans’ questions about the Pirates’ recent trades and acquisitions.

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Joining Phillies fulfills dream for reliever Bailey
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Andrew Bailey is 31, which means his earliest baseball memories as a kid in South Jersey include Veterans Stadium, Darren Daulton, John Kruk, Curt Schilling and the 1993 National League champion Phillies.

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Padres take advantage of goodwill trip to Japan
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It makes perfect sense, given Padres general manager A.J. Preller’s background, that he wants the organization to be more active in the Pacific Rim. It started last year when Preller hired Acey Kohrogi as an advisor to the Padres’ Pacific Rim operations. Kohrogi came to the team with a vast background in the region, having […]

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Koehler confident in Marlins' young rotation
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The Marlins’ rotation may lack the track record of some other clubs, but the organization believes it has enough quality arms right now to form a competitive starting five in 2016.

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