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  1. Rockies exercise option on 42-year-old LaTroy Hawkins

    Oct 31, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

    LaTroy Hawkins

    This season Hawkins became one of 16 pitchers in MLB history with 1,000 or more appearances and if healthy he’ll move into the top 10 next season.

  2. Rangers decline Alex Rios’ $13.5 million option

    Oct 31, 2014, 4:26 PM EST

    Alex Rios AP

    Rios is now a free agent coming off a season in which he hit .280 with four homers and a .709 OPS in 131 games.

  3. Rays exercise $7.5 million option on Ben Zobrist

    Oct 31, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    He’ll be eligible for free agency next offseason at age 34.

  4. Blue Jays claim Andy Dirks off waivers from Tigers

    Oct 31, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Andy Dirks

    Dirks missed the entire season following back surgery and then a hamstring injury.

  5. Eric Chavez joins the Yankees as special assignment scout

    Oct 31, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

    Chavez played for the Yankees in 2011 and 2012.

  6. Indians exercise $3.5 million option on Mike Aviles

    Oct 31, 2014, 1:18 PM EST

    Mike Aviles, Asdrubal Cabrera

    This season he hit just .247 with a .616 OPS in 113 games and Aviles hasn’t cracked a .700 OPS since 2010.

  7. GM says Red Sox will have “a conversation” with free agent Jon Lester

    Oct 31, 2014, 12:12 PM EST

    Jon Lester Getty

    He was drafted by the Red Sox in 2002 and made 241 starts for Boston.

  8. Brewers decline Rickie Weeks’ option

    Oct 31, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

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    Weeks has spent his entire career with the Brewers after being the No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 draft.

  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka has a multi-year offer to return to Japan

    Oct 31, 2014, 10:19 AM EST

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Matsuzaka left Japan in 2007 to sign a six-year, $52 million contract with the Red Sox and had immediate success, but dating back to 2009 he’s combined to throw 418 innings with a 5.10 ERA.

  10. Brewers exercise $13 million option on Yovani Gallardo

    Oct 30, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

    Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers

    Gallardo posted an ERA above 4.00 last season for the first time in his career, but bounced back to throw 192 innings with a 3.51 ERA this year at age 28.

  11. Angels pick up Huston Street’s option for 2015

    Oct 30, 2014, 5:22 PM EST

    Huston Street Angels

    Street saved a career-high 41 games this season.

  12. Koji Uehara gets $18 million to stay with the Red Sox

    Oct 30, 2014, 5:07 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox

    Overall in two seasons with the Red Sox he threw 139 innings with a 1.75 ERA and 181/17 K/BB ratio.

  13. Nationals exercise Denard Span’s option for 2015

    Oct 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

    Denard Span

    After a disappointing first season in Washington he bounced back to hit .302 with 31 steals and a .771 OPS, leading the league with 184 hits.

  14. Cardinals exercise John Lackey’s $500,000 option

    Oct 30, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    John Lackey Getty

    He’ll play for the minimum salary at age 36.

  15. Blue Jays re-acquire Liam Hendriks from Royals

    Oct 30, 2014, 2:34 PM EST

    Liam Hendriks Royals

    40-man roster housecleaning, mostly.

  16. Yankees interested in Raul Ibanez … as a coach

    Oct 30, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

    Division Series - Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Three

    New York has not hired a replacement for fired hitting coach Kevin Long yet and they also have an opening at first base coach after letting Mick Kelleher go.

  17. Phillies decline 2015 option on Mike Adams

    Oct 30, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Adams threw 44 innings in two seasons for the Phillies.

  18. Flashback to 2010: Everyone was worried about Madison Bumgarner

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    “He’s 20 years old. We think a lot of him and he has a bright future.”

  19. Marlins will pick up Jeff Mathis’ option for 2015

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:48 AM EST

    Jeff Mathis AP

    Mathis a career .196 hitter and has never topped a .650 OPS in nine seasons as a big leaguer.

  20. Royals likely to decline Billy Butler’s option, but will he re-sign for less?

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    He’s the longest-tenured Royal, but his production has slipped.

  21. Royals planned to use Danny Duffy in the playoff rotation, but he was hurt

    Oct 30, 2014, 10:35 AM EST

    Danny Duffy

    “Obviously, he definitely would have been one of our starters.”

  22. Report: Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager

    Oct 29, 2014, 5:34 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Oakland Athletics

    Maddon leaves Tampa Bay for Chicago.

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