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Report: Angels have deal to acquire Kinsler
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The Angels made a move to plug the biggest remaining hole on their roster on Wednesday, acquiring veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, according to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal.

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Report: Phillies closing in on deal with Hunter, not Reed
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The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly nearing a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It was reported earlier Tuesday the Phillies were closing in on a three-year deal with right-hander Addison Reed, though Buster Olney of ESPN would later admit he had made a mistake and […]

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Report: Angels' Ohtani dealing with UCL sprain in pitching elbow
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Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese phenom who signed with the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, is dealing with a first-degree sprain of his right ulnar collateral ligament and received a platelet-rich plasma injection in October to try to alleviate the discomfort in his pitching elbow, according to a recent physical obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo […]

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Report: Orioles shopping Machado, who wants to play SS
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The Baltimore Orioles have put themselves front and center in trade speculation at the winter meetings as they reportedly shop star third baseman Manny Machado, major-league sources told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Machado wants to move from third base to shortstop in his final season before free agency, according to Rosenthal. The Orioles are getting […]

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Report: Escalator clauses may make Cubs' Chatwood ineligible for Cy Young
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Tyler Chatwood's contract with the Chicago Cubs contains some unique clauses relating to his placement in Cy Young Award elections, and the writers who make up the award's voting body appear none too pleased. Members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America – who decide the winners of baseball's four major year-end awards, including the […]

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Report: Red Sox focused on Martinez, will talk at winter meetings
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Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski knows exactly who he wants hitting in the middle of his order. Making that happen is the next step. Dombrowski walked around the winter meetings Tuesday with a list of desired names in his pocket, and slugger J.D. Martinez makes the most sense. It's believed the […]

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Report: Industry evaluators believe Pirates will move Cole
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The Pittsburgh Pirates might finally be coming to terms with trading their ace, as rival evaluators are under the impression the club is prepared to deal right-hander Gerrit Cole, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. “I guess a natural transition is, if we were able to have an opportunity to utilize one of our starters – […]

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Report: Rockies agree to 3-year deal with Bryan Shaw
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The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a three-year deal with right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Buster Olney. It’s expected to be worth $9 million in annual salary. Shaw is one of many coveted relievers in search of a new deal after yet another productive season with the Cleveland Indians. For the Rockies, […]

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Report: Rangers, Diamondbacks have discussed Greinke
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With all MLB teams gathering in one place to discuss potential trades, some doozies are bound to leak. The most surprising name mentioned to date might be the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ Zack Greinke. The Texas Rangers have inquired about the ace right-hander, though no deal is close to happening, according to MLB.com’s TR Sullivan. Any agreement […]

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Report: Nationals, Giants, Cardinals have interest in Marlins' Ozuna
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One Miami Marlins outfielder is gone, and another could soon follow. In the aftermath of the Giancarlo Stanton deal, Miami was said to be willing to listen to offers on Marcell Ozuna, and his market is apparently beginning to pick up. The Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals are some of the […]

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Report: Astros showing interest in Darvish, Arrieta
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The World Series champions are looking to make a big move of their own. On the same day the New York Yankees officially announced the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, the Houston Astros are showing interest in free-agent starters Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, citing major-league sources. Houston might also explore […]

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Report: Yankees interested in Pirates' Cole
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With Giancarlo Stanton in the fold, the New York Yankees appear ready to start upgrading other areas of their roster. One area where additional help may be needed is in the starting rotation, and the Yankees are showing interest in Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. They may have […]

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