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  1. Tigers planning to tab Alex Avila as the everyday catcher in 2015

    Nov 29, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    alex avila getty

    2015 is likely to be Alex Avila’s last with the Tigers, but the club plans to use him on a full-time basis while they can.

  2. Josh Reddick perplexed by the Josh Donaldson trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EST

    josh reddick getty

    The Josh Donaldson trade puzzled his now ex-teammate Josh Reddick.

  3. Athletics designate Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:34 PM EST

    Mike Gallego, Kyle Blanks

    The A’s cleared some space on their roster following the Josh Donaldson trade by designating Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment.

  4. Blue Jays acquire Josh Donaldson in a trade with the Athletics

    Nov 28, 2014, 9:57 PM EST

    josh donaldson getty

    Brett Lawrie and a couple of minor leaguers are headed to the Athletics in exchange for Josh Donaldson.

  5. Report: Athletics working on a trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 8:44 PM EST

    Josh Donaldson

    The Athletics are reportedly close to getting three or four players back in a trade involving starter Jeff Samardzija.

  6. Aaron Crow could get a chance to start for the Marlins

    Nov 28, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

    Aaron Crow

    Marlins pitcher Aaron Crow, recently acquired from the Royals, could get a shot in the starting rotation.

  7. Report: Ross Detwiler’s camp has suggested the Nationals trade him, if possible

    Nov 28, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    Washington Nationals starter Ross Detwiler throws a first inning pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    Ross Detwiler had a frustrating 2014 season with the Nationals. It sounds like he wants a change of scenery, if possible.

  8. White Sox sign Tony Campana to a minor league deal

    Nov 28, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Tony Campana

    The White Sox signed speedster Tony Campana to a minor league deal.

  9. Justin Masterson is all over the AL Central radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

    masterson getty

    The AL Central seems to be particularly fond of free agent pitcher Justin Masterson.

  10. Padres drawing a lot of interest in their catchers

    Nov 27, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

    Rene Rivera

    The Padres have three worthy catchers and all of them are drawing trade interest.

  11. Billy Butler takes out a full-page newspaper ad to thank Royals fans

    Nov 27, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Kansas City Royals

    Billy Butler, now with the Athletics, thanked Royals fans for an “amazing ride” in Kansas City.

  12. Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Brandon Moss

    A couple more options have appeared on the Marlins’ radar for an upgrade at first base.

  13. Charlie Manuel turned down several opportunities to become a hitting coach

    Nov 24, 2014, 11:30 PM EST

    Charlie Manuel

    Charlie Manuel most recently had the opportunity to become the Orioles’ new hitting coach but decided against it.

  14. Rays place Jose Molina on release waivers

    Nov 24, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

    jose molina getty

    39-year-old catcher Jose Molina could be officially released on Wednesday.

  15. Dodgers join Red Sox in pursuit of Cole Hamels

    Nov 24, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants

    The Phillies have another potential suitor for Cole Hamels, as the Dodgers have joined the Red Sox in the mix.

  16. Xander Bogaerts is, for now, still the shortstop for the Red Sox

    Nov 24, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

    Xander Bogaerts

    If the season started tomorrow, Xander Bogaerts would start at shortstop for the Red Sox. But there’s still a lot of off-season left.

  17. Rangers have mild interest in Michael Saunders

    Nov 24, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    Michael Saunders

    The Mariners are shopping Michael Saunders and the Rangers are one interested team thus far.

  18. Report: Pablo Sandoval chose the Red Sox over the Giants because he felt disrespected

    Nov 24, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    pablo sandoval getty giants

    Pablo Sandoval felt disrespected by the Giants, so he chose to sign with the Red Sox.

  19. UPDATE: Red Sox finalizing a 4-year, $88 million deal with Hanley Ramirez, with a vesting option

    Nov 23, 2014, 11:41 PM EST

    hanley ramirez getty

    The Red Sox and Hanley Ramirez will finalize a deal on Monday in the range of five years and $90 million, according to Ken Rosenthal.

  20. Astros showing interest in David Robertson

    Nov 23, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Reuters David Robertson

    The Astros, in the market for a top-end closer, have spoken to the agent of David Robertson.

  21. MLB players react to Odell Beckham, Jr. catch on Sunday Night Football

    Nov 23, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. made a ridiculous catch on Sunday Night Football. MLB players reacted to it on Twitter.

  22. Rangers have spoken with the Braves about Justin Upton

    Nov 23, 2014, 9:35 PM EST

    Justin Upton

    The Braves have been shopping Justin Upton and the Rangers are interested.

  23. Marlins have discussed trading for Wade Miley

    Nov 23, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Marlins have discussed swapping Nathan Eovaldi for Wade Miley.

  24. Red Sox going after both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez

    Nov 23, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez

    The Red Sox could revamp the left side of their infield if they have their way in free agency.

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