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Angels acquire Curtiss for bullpen depth

The Angels picked up some relief help on Tuesday by acquiring right-hander John Curtiss from the Twins in exchange for Minor League infielder Daniel Ozoria. To make room for C...

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How MLB.com writers voted in HOF balloting

Six MLB.com writers were among those eligible to cast ballots in the 2019 Hall of Fame vote conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. As many as four can...

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Jose Martinez offers rare skills at the plate

With Spring Training fast approaching, and Jose Martinez still on the St. Louis roster, the chances seem to be increasing that on Opening Day he will stay and serve as MLB...

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Free agents: Best fits for the best of the rest

Let's check out seven players from the best of the rest of the remaining free agents and where they might land...

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This is why Dozier picked 1-year deal with Nats

Free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier said he had offers for more years and for more money than the one-year, $9 million contract he signed with the Nationals, but he believe...

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Brewers On Deck ready for pumped-up fan base

The annual Brewers On Deck event is sold out, a strong indication of fans' interest after the club's deep postseason run last year. Those in attendance will find a l...

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Could Kimbrel sign 1-year deal with Red Sox?

Craig Kimbrel has compiled an impressive resume during his nine seasons in the big leagues, recording a microscopic 1.91 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP, 333 saves and a 14.7 K/9 rate, a...

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Orioles set to tab Brocail as new pitching coach

The Orioles will hire Doug Brocail to become their new pitching coach, MLB.com's Joe Trezza confirmed Tuesday. Brocail will join new manager Brandon Hyde's staff, wh...

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Andreoli claimed off waivers by Rangers

Outfielder John Andreoli, who was reacquired on a waiver claim by the Mariners earlier this offseason, was claimed by the Rangers on Tuesday...

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Here's why a 3-team Kluber deal could happen

The Reds need a starting pitcher. The Padres are looking for a third baseman. The Indians would like to add outfielders. Could there be a match that would help all three clubs...

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Marlins prospect Harrison can relate to Murray

Football, baseball or both? When deciding his career path in 2014, Marlins outfield prospect Monte Harrison found himself in a similar situation to what Kyler Murray currently...

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Brewers introduce Grandal at press conference

The Brewers formally introduced free agent Yasmani Grandal as their newest catcher Tuesday in a press conference at Miller Park...

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Blass to step away from mic after 2019

This will be Steve Blass' 60th year with the Pirates. He made his professional debut as an 18-year-old in 1960. He made his Major League debut as a 22-year-old in 1964. H...

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Around the Horn: Rotation has options for '19

With Spring Training approaching, MLB.com is taking an in-depth look at the 2019 Rays, breaking the team down position-by-position. Today, we are focusing on the starting rota...

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Bridich tight-lipped about Arenado negotiations

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich revealed little about his talks with arbitration-eligible third baseman Nolan Arenado on Monday night...

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Whitley leads list of Top 10 RHP prospects

When it comes to right-handed pitching prospects -- well, pitching prospects who throw with either hand -- there's Forrest Whitley and then there's everyone else...

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Each team's lineup if season started today

We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup will look like, or at least what it would...

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The biggest offseason upgrades by position

As quiet as the offseason has seemed at times, there have been some important additions. With that in mind, here is a position-by-position look at which teams have done the mo...

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How Russell Martin could rebound in 2019

There is reason to think that with some minor adjustments, Russell Martin can achieve the rebound he seeks in his first season with the Dodgers since 2010...

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Gomber ready to build on first look at Majors

Seven months after making his Major League debut and ahead of a Spring Training in which he'll compete for a rotation spot, lefty Austin Gomber joined three other members...

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Phils set to pounce on Bryce; will Nats counter?

A new team has reportedly surpassed the Nationals as the presumptive favorites to land Bryce Harper, and with just about a month to go before the start of Spring Training, the...

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Source: White Sox offer Machado 7-year deal

The White Sox seven-year offer to free-agent infielder Manny Machado has not changed, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday...

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Long aims to be ready for life in big leagues

Many times since the inception of the Rookie Career Development Program in 1992, participants have gone on to play in the Major Leagues. But it's one thing to get there a...

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Bote reflects on rookie season, walk-off slam

David Bote cracked a smile and laughed, but then the Cubs infielder was rendered speechless for a dozen seconds. The question sent his way during MLB's Rookie Career Deve...

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Yankees add free agent DJ LeMahieu

The Yankees have added yet another piece to their talented infield -- but it's not Manny Machado. New York signed free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year, $24...

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Pollock may not be gone from Arizona just yet

A.J. Pollock has missed a considerable amount of time with injuries during his career, but he offers a well-rounded skill set and is sure to be a top free-agent target for clu...

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This could be MLB's most underrated rotation

There's the super-rotations we already know about in the Indians, Astros, Yankees and Dodgers. Patrick Corbin replenishes the top of the Nationals' depth chart, and...

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How leaving Coors may affect LeMahieu's stats

DJ LeMahieu is joining the Yankees, which leads to the obvious question: Can he still be a productive hitter outside of Coors Field? The answer is probably, but not in the way...

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Top prospect Mesa making strong impression

After months of training and conditioning, Marlins top prospect Victor Victor Mesa took some swings Monday on the main field at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The 22-year-old o...

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Mariners announce '19 Minors coaching staffs

Long-time Mariners coach Daren Brown will be back managing Triple-A Tacoma this season after spending the past three years running the club's Double-A franchise, as the M...

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Q&A with World Series MVP Steve Pearce

In a recent phone interview, World Series MVP Award winner Steve Pearce answered a wide range of questions, from his offseason to re-signing with the Red Sox...

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Source: Rays, Avisail closing in on deal

The Rays are close to signing free-agent outfielder Avisail Garcia, according to a report on Monday by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal...

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Grandal joins Brewers on one-year deal

Free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi on Wednesday night...

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Twins sign Parker to one-year deal

The Twins announced on Monday that they have signed right-hander Blake Parker to a one-year contract...

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Two-sport star Murray declares for NFL Draft

Ahead of a midnight ET deadline, two-sport star Kyler Murray announced on Monday afternoon that he has declared for the NFL Draft, but that decision does not necessarily mean...

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Berkman's numbers make interesting Hall case

The results of this year's Hall of Fame voting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will be revealed Jan. 22 on MLB Network, and former Astros...

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Stottlemyre, New York baseball icon, dies at 77

Mel Stottlemyre, one of the most respected pitching coaches of recent decades who worked for World Series championship teams of the Yankees and the Mets -- and before that was...

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Team-by-team transactions this offseason

With just weeks until camp opens for Spring Training, the Hot Stove continues to cook. A throng of players have meandered their way into the New Year preparing to suit up for...

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Key 2018-19 free agents for all 30 MLB teams

An impressive collection of talent has hit the open market, and players are now eligible to sign with any team. Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the key free agents...

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Holland said to have deal to stay with Giants

Left-hander Derek Holland has signed a one-year, $7 million contract with a club option to remain with the Giants, according to a report by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal o...

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Hyde's path to O's skipper filled with lessons

Brandon Hyde's journey toward becoming the Orioles' new manager came with decades of life lessons, a steady mentality of success and a few big breakthroughs...

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Key questions as Murray weighs MLB, NFL

Kyler Murray is one of the biggest stories in two sports. Murray was the Oakland Athletics' first-round Draft pick last year and is due to report to Spring Training with...

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All the things the Phillies probably brought to Las Vegas to entice Bryce Harper

Cheesesteaks? What the Phils brought to entice Bryce...

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Do Reds prefer Keuchel or Pollock?

After a seven-season tenure with the Astros that included a trio of 200-inning seasons, an American League Cy Young Award in 2015 and an overall 3.66 ERA, Dallas Keuchel is no...

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MLB Pipeline's 2019 All-Defense Team

Even with all of the variables, however, certain players stood out and were mentioned frequently when polled about the top defensive prospects. Here are the best defensive pro...

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MLB stars, celebs take field for CA fire victims

Green shoots now carpet the scarred Santa Monica Mountains, nature's initial healing from the deadly November Woolsey Fire. But nature can heal only so much, and Malibu r...

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5 possible 'mystery teams' for Harper, Machado

If Bryce Harper or Manny Machado wind up with one of these five clubs, remember, you heard it here first...

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Who will still be with their current team in 2025?

Today at the Thirty, we attempt to pick the one player on each team's current 40-man roster who is most likely to still be on that roster in six years...

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5 players who should be extra motivated in '19

Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Donaldson and Madison Bumgarner headline a group of aging stars who should be financially motivated to bounce back before the 2019-20 offseason...

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Gordon eager to prove he belongs with Twins

Nick Gordon's talent has never been in question. The infielder, who is ranked as the Twins' No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline, learned through his struggles last season...

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2018-19 free agents, position by position

Keep track of the 2018-19 free agent class, which includes Bryce Harper and Manny Machado...

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Nats sign Dozier to 1-year, $9 million deal

The Nationals signed free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier to a one-year, $9 million contract and designated infielder Matt Reynolds for assignment on Sunday...

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A's meet Murray to sell career in baseball

Kyler Murray and the A's were scheduled to meet on Sunday to discuss the dual-athlete's prospect of entering the NFL Draft, according to multiple reports. Executive...

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One question for each National League club

With Spring Training about a month away, it's a good time to ask some important questions about each MLB team. We'll look at the National League clubs here, with one...

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Phils meet with Harper in Vegas, make pitch

The Phillies spent Saturday with Bryce Harper, his wife Kayla, his agent Scott Boras and a few others in Las Vegas, making their pitch for Harper to join the the club...

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Scouts awards dinner salutes game's 'lifeblood'

A glittering array of the game's elite saluted baseball's unsung heroes Saturday night at the 16th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Awards Dinner at th...

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Phillies confident in landing Bryce or Manny

Manny Machado has been one of the game's best players since debuting in 2012, and he is set to cash in as a first-time free agent this offseason. Here, you will find a li...

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The latest Harper free-agent rumors

After seven seasons with the Nationals in which he won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Award, was named NL MVP in 2015 and made six NL All-Star teams, Bryce Harper...

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Rumors: Harper, Phils, Pollock, Kluber, Marwin

It's Hot Stove season, and MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here...

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Star-studded softball game to aid CA fire victims

What started as a series of text messages has grown into a star-studded event overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, when National League MVP Award winner Christian Yelich a...

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