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  1. Athletics showing interest in Dave Hansen for vacant hitting coach position

    Oct 19, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

    Dave Hansen

    The Athletics lost hitting coach Chili Davis to the Red Sox on Sunday. They are now showing interest in Dave Hansen to fill the position.

  2. Report: Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

    Oct 19, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    Chili Davis Getty

    It appears the Red Sox have a new hitting coach in former major leaguer Chili Davis.

  3. Tim Lincecum cut Saturday workout short due to a stiff neck

    Oct 19, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Tim Lincecum woke up with a stiff neck and cut his workout short on Saturday, but is still expected to be ready when the World Series starts on Tuesday.

  4. Rangers GM Jon Daniels wants to re-sign Colby Lewis

    Oct 18, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

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    Rangers starter Colby Lewis suffered an elbow injury which marred his 2012-13 seasons, and he struggled mightily in 2014, but that isn’t stopping GM Jon Daniels in his pursuit to keep the right-hander in Arlington.

  5. Former Pirates GM Dave Littlefield to join the Tigers to replace Mike Russell

    Oct 18, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

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    The Tigers have quickly filled the void left by top scout Mike Russell, who joined the Diamondbacks, adding Dave Littlefield into the mix.

  6. Adam LaRoche wants to finish his career with the Nationals

    Oct 18, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

    Adam LaRoche

    In Adam LaRoche’s ideal world, he would finish out the rest of his career with the Nationals. Unfortunately for him, the Nationals are expected to move Ryan Zimmerman to first base.

  7. If Phillies move on, Domonic Brown says he will “definitely have a job somewhere else”

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

    Domonic Brown

    Domonic Brown thinks he’ll be able to find a starting job if the Phillies aren’t interested in keeping him around in 2015.

  8. Travis Ishikawa two days later, on pennant-winning homer: “It still doesn’t seem like it was me.”

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    Travis Ishikawa

    The baseball world wasn’t the only one surprised that it was Travis Ishikawa who hit a walk-off home run to send the Giants into the World Series. Ishikawa still isn’t sure it was him, either.

  9. Fan gives Travis Ishikawa his NLCS-winning home run ball, gets World Series tickets

    Oct 18, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    The man who generously gave Travis Ishikawa his NLCS-winning home run ball has been rewarded by the Giants with four tickets to Game 3 of the World Series at AT&T Park.

  10. Giants rolling with Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy in first two games of World Series

    Oct 18, 2014, 6:15 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy will start Games 1 and 2 of the World Series against the Royals.

  11. Denard Span hopes the Nationals pick up his $9 million option

    Oct 17, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Denard Span

    Denard Span hopes he’s wearing a Nationals uniform again in 2015. The Nationals can choose to exercise a $9 million option for the 2015 season, but they aren’t likely to make a decision until after the World Series concludes.

  12. Rangers to further embrace analytics under new manager Jeff Banister

    Oct 17, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Jeff Banister

    New manager Jeff Banister brings an understanding of analytics to the clubhouse and dugout, and the Rangers are likely to dedicate even more resources to analytics going forward.

  13. Brian Roberts is retiring

    Oct 17, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

    Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts has decided to end his 14-year baseball career.

  14. Cardinals expected to lose all five free-agents-to-be

    Oct 17, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

    Pat Neshek

    The Cardinals aren’t expected to retain the services of any of the five players headed into free agency once the World Series is over. Fortunately, none of the five are key contributors.

  15. Joe Posnanski: These are not your average Royals

    Oct 17, 2014, 8:12 PM EST

    Joe Posnanski compares the 2014 Royals to the Royals teams of the recent past. There’s a vast ocean between them.

  16. Rays promote Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander to VP of Baseball Operations

    Oct 17, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    The Rays promoted Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander to VP of Baseball Operations, the latest in a series of moves after Andrew Friedman left to join the Dodgers.

  17. Video: Kolten Wong sends Cardinals to NLCS Game 2 win with a walk-off home run

    Oct 13, 2014, 12:07 AM EST

    Kolten Wong

    Watch the rocket Kolten Wong hit to tie up the NLCS at 1-1 for the Cardinals against the Giants.

  18. Kolten Wong hits walk-off home run in the ninth to even up the NLCS at 1-1

    Oct 12, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    Kolten Wong

    Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong ended a back-and-forth affair in Game 2 of the NLCS with a walk-off solo home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning against the Giants.

  19. Giants tie NLCS Game 2 in the ninth when Matt Duffy scores on a ball four wild pitch

    Oct 12, 2014, 11:47 PM EST

    Trevor Rosenthal

    The Giants tied the game in the top of the ninth inning of NLCS Game 2 in an unusual way.

  20. Yadier Molina’s absence felt immediately as Giants take lead in the seventh inning

    Oct 12, 2014, 10:45 PM EST

    Yadier Molina

    The middle innings haven’t been kind to the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants.

  21. Yadier Molina exits Game 2 of the NLCS with an injury

    Oct 12, 2014, 10:24 PM EST

    Yadier Molina

    Yadier Molina left in the sixth inning of NLCS Game 2 with an injury.

  22. Hunter Pence pulls Giants back into a tie in the sixth inning with an RBI single

    Oct 12, 2014, 10:14 PM EST

    Hunter Pence

    Hunter Pence tied the game up with an RBI single in the sixth inning as the Giants pieced together a two-out rally in Game 2 of the NLCS.

  23. Fourth inning of NLCS Game 2 full of questionable managerial decisions

    Oct 12, 2014, 9:54 PM EST

    Bruce Bochy

    There were four questionable managerial decisions made in the bottom of the fourth inning of NLCS Game 2 between the Cardinals and Giants.

  24. Matt Carpenter puts the Cardinals up 1-0 in NLCS Game 2 with a home run

    Oct 12, 2014, 9:15 PM EST

    Matt Carpenter

    Matt Carpenter’s post-season rampage continues. He hit his fourth home run in six playoff games, giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants.

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