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  1. Rangers won’t give up Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar for Justin Upton

    Nov 8, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

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    With Justin Upton circulating in trade rumors once again, many have speculated that the Rangers could be a perfect fit. We’re still in the early days of the Hot Stove, so things could change in a hurry, but a deal appears unlikely right now. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Rangers aren’t willing to…

  2. Cubs among teams to submit bids on Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin

    Nov 8, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs were among the teams who submitted a bid. The Hanwha Eagles have four business days to decide whether they are going to accept the highest bid. 7:42 PM: We learned early last week that the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization were planning…

  3. Marlins hire Tino Martinez as hitting coach

    Nov 8, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

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    So much for the Red Sox having interest in Tino Martinez as their hitting coach. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Martinez has been hired as the hitting coach with the Marlins. He’ll join the staff of Mike Redmond, who was named manager last week. Martinez has never coached professionally, but was a…

  4. The Silver Slugger Awards are announced

    Nov 8, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

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    This year’s Silver Slugger Award winners are being unveiled tonight during a one-hour special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in the American League and National League and is voted on by coaches and managers. We’ll run the winners down here as they…

  5. Miguel Cabrera named Player of the Year by his peers

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

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    We have to wait until next week for the awards voted on by the writers, but the Players Choice Awards were announced earlier tonight on MLB Network. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted as the Player of the Year by his peers, beating out finalists Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. So, um, cue the…

  6. Joakim Soria open to being a setup man with the Yankees

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Joakim Soria recently became a free agent after the Royals declined his $8 million option for 2013. Coming back from Tommy John surgery, the thought is that he’ll look for a closer job on a one-year deal in hopes of re-establishing his value and testing the market again next offseason. But he’s keeping his options…

  7. Melky Cabrera’s agents cleared of wrongdoing by MLBPA

    Nov 5, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

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    Melky Cabrera‘s agents, Seth and Sam Levinson of ACES, have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the attempted coverup of Melky Cabrera’s positive test for testosterone following an investigation by the MLB players’ association. In other words, the union has apparently agreed with the notion that former ACES consultant Juan Nunez acted alone in the…

  8. David Ortiz’s contract includes incentives based on his Achilles injury

    Nov 5, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    David Ortiz AP

    David Ortiz finalized a two-year, $26 million contract with the Red Sox earlier today. But he could make more if he stays healthy. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com was told by a baseball source that Ortiz’s contract includes specific language regarding the right Achilles tendon injury which limited him to just 90 games this season. The…

  9. Yankees claim catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants

    Nov 5, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

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    The Yankees announced this evening that they have claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants. It’s your move, Russell Martin. Whiteside, 33, appeared in 12 games with the World Series champion Giants this season and owns a meager .215/.273/.335 batting line and a .608 OPS over 537 plate appearances in the majors. He…

  10. Previewing Saturday’s Rising Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 3, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Bored without some baseball games in your life? Well, I have good news for you. Some of the game’s top prospects will be featured in tonight’s Rising Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League, which will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 8 p.m. ET. The annual Rising Stars Game has proven…

  11. Athletics re-sign Bartolo Colon to one-year contract

    Nov 3, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT

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    UPDATE II: Slusser also hears that despite re-signing Colon, the A’s still have interest in bringing back Brandon McCarthy. UPDATE: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Colon will receive a $3 million base salary and could earn more with incentives. 4:37 PM: Well, here’s a surprise. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com,…

  12. Marlins sign Kevin Kouzmanoff to minor league contract

    Nov 3, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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    According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins have signed Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league contract. He’ll get an invite to big league camp in spring training. If you haven’t heard Kouzmanoff’s name much recently, there’s a reason for that. The 31-year-old played exclusively in the minor leagues this season…

  13. It’s official: Mariano Rivera is coming back next year

    Nov 3, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Mariano Rivera is coming back for another season. We heard last week that Rivera was “having second thoughts” about returning, but George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the all-time saves leader got in touch with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman yesterday to let him know that he plans to pitch…

  14. Dominican police make arrests in killing of Pascual Perez

    Nov 3, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    Pascual Perez AP

    According to the Associated Press, police in the Dominican Republic said today that they have arrested three men suspected in the killing of former major league pitcher Pascual Perez during a home robbery on Thursday. Two other suspects are still at large. One of the men who was arrested actually knew Perez and confessed that…

  15. Indians acquire Mike Aviles from Blue Jays

    Nov 3, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Two weeks after being traded to the Blue Jays in the deal that sent manager John Farrell to the Red Sox, Mike Aviles is on the move again. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have shipped Aviles and utility man Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for right-hander Esmil Rogers. Aviles,…

  16. Brett Myers is open to being a starter or a reliever

    Nov 3, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

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    The White Sox declined Brett Myers‘ $10 million club option for 2013 earlier this week, instead paying him a $3 million buyout. Now that he’s a free agent, Myers tells Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com that he’s willing to market himself as both a starting pitcher and a reliever this winter. “I’ve got the mentality, I…

  17. Dan Haren said yesterday was “one of the most anxious days” of his life

    Nov 3, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

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    If you thought the drama involving Dan Haren yesterday was crazy from an outsider’s perspective, just imagine being the guy in the middle of it all. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com caught up with Haren late last night after the proposed deal with the Cubs fell through and the Angels bought out his $15.5 million option…

  18. John Mabry likely to replace Mark McGwire as hitting coach with Cardinals

    Nov 3, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

    John Mabry AP

    With Mark McGwire set to accept the hitting coach job with the Dodgers, the Cardinals are expected to look in-house for a replacement. While the Cardinals offered no comment on coaching matters yesterday, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the club may name John Mabry as their new hitting coach as soon…

  19. Free agency is officially underway

    Nov 3, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

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    As of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning, MLB free agency was officially open for business. Free agents are now free to negotiate and sign with any team. Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton headline this year’s crop, which isn’t nearly as impressive as ones we have seen in the past. Still, many believe that we could…

  20. Javy Guerra undergoes arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder

    Nov 3, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers announced yesterday that Javy Guerra underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. The surgery was performed by team orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache and involved cleaning up bursitis in the AC joint. Guerra will begin a throwing program in six weeks and should be ready…

  21. Dan Haren hits free agency after Angels decline option

    Nov 3, 2012, 12:22 AM EDT

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    It appeared Dan Haren was Chicago-bound just a few hours ago, but he’s now a free agent. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels have declined the $15.5 million club option on Haren’s contract for 2013. He will receive a $3.5 million buyout and test the open market. Yes, somehow the Angels were able…

  22. Mariners and Hisashi Iwakuma agree to contract extension

    Nov 2, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Iwakuma will get $14 million guaranteed. He’ll make $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons while there’s a $1 million buyout on a $7 million option for 2015. 11:29 PM: Hisashi Iwakuma was hours away from reaching free agency, but the Mariners swooped in at the…

  23. UPDATE: The Dan Haren-for-Carlos Marmol swap is not happening

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Dan Haren AP

    UPDATE: Oh boy. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com was told by a source that the deal is off. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that Carlos Marmol would have signed off on the trade, but the Cubs pulled the deal off the table for some reason. It could be because of the money involved or the medicals…

  24. The Astros have interest in Lance Berkman

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman AP

    The Astros are set to make the switch to the American League next season. And they have set their sights on a familiar face to be their designated hitter. According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said at the team’s uniform unveiling tonight that he plans to reach…

  25. The Astros unveiled their new logo and uniforms tonight

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

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    There wasn’t much suspense left after the Astros’ new logo was leaked twice over the past week, but the club officially rolled out their new look at a launch party tonight. “New” is a bit of a misnomer in this case, as the Astros have brought back the star-H and the classic orange and blue.…

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