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  1. Must-click link: Jose Abreu and the journey out of Cuba

    Nov 8, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu Getty

    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is the heavy favorite to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday, marking the culmination of a mysterious journey out of Cuba last year.

  2. The Yankees and Chris Young have “mutual interest” in a new deal

    Nov 8, 2014, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Chris Young finished strong with the Yankees this season after flopping with the Mets and there’s “mutual interest” in him returning to the Bronx.

  3. David Wright showing “marked improvement” in shoulder, nearing baseball activities

    Nov 8, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

    David Wright AP

    Bothered by the shoulder issue for a large chunk of the season, Wright had career-lows with eight home runs and a .693 OPS in 134 games this year.

  4. Report: Torii Hunter drawing interest from at least seven teams

    Nov 8, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

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    The Twins and Royals are among the possibilities.

  5. Alex Gordon and Yadier Molina win Platinum Glove Awards

    Nov 8, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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    This is Molina’s third Platinum Glove Award in the four-year history of the award.

  6. Report: Dodgers to hire Gabe Kapler as farm director

    Nov 7, 2014, 1:03 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers’ front office overhaul continues.

  7. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant did something pretty cool

    Nov 6, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant AP

    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant showed some unexpected generosity to a fan on Twitter.

  8. Pablo Sandoval wants at least a six-year contract

    Nov 6, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    The Giants would love to keep Sandoval, but the Red Sox are expected to be aggressive in order to secure an upgrade at third base.

  9. J.J. Putz takes job in Diamondbacks’ front office

    Nov 6, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Putz, who pitched with Arizona from 2011-2014, compiled a 3.08 ERA and 189 saves over 12 seasons in the majors.

  10. Report: Mets, Yankees, and Dodgers interested in White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez

    Nov 6, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Ramirez, 33, batted .273/.305/.408 with 15 home runs, 73 RBI, and 21 stolen bases over 158 games this season.

  11. 2014 Silver Slugger Award winners are announced

    Nov 6, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

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    The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League. Votes are cast by MLB’s coaches and managers.

  12. Garrett Richards making progress from knee surgery

    Nov 3, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Richards, 26, emerged as an ace this season by posting a 2.61 ERA and 164/51 K/BB ratio in 168 2/3 innings over 26 starts.

  13. Padres designate left-hander Eric Stults for assignment

    Nov 3, 2014, 10:27 PM EDT

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    Stults earned $2.75 million this season while posting a 4.30 ERA and 111/45 K/BB ratio in 176 innings over 32 starts.

  14. A.J. Burnett becomes free agent after declining 2015 player option with Phillies

    Nov 3, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    This decision comes as a surprise, but it’s one the Phillies have to be pretty happy about.

  15. Report: A-Rod paid his cousin Yuri Sucart nearly $1 million to keep quiet about PED use

    Nov 3, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez stands at third base in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Red Sox in Boston

    Alex Rodriguez allegedly paid his cousin Yuri Sucart nearly $1 million for him to stay silent about his PED use.

  16. Cardinals promote David Bell to bench coach

    Nov 3, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

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    Bell, who played 12 seasons in the majors, spent the 2013 season as the third base coach for the Cubs before serving as assistant hitting coach with the Cardinals this past season.

  17. BBWAA Award finalists to be announced Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET

    Nov 3, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) will reveal the top three finalists in the American League and National League for the 2014 Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player Awards tomorrow night.

  18. Brian Wilson exercises $10 million player option for 2015

    Nov 3, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Dodgers announced this afternoon that reliever Brian Wilson has officially exercised his $10 million player option for 2015.

  19. Previewing tonight’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 1, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

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    The game, which will begin at 8 p.m. ET, will be shown on MLB Network and can be streamed live on MLB.com.

  20. Brett Anderson becomes free agent after Rockies decline 2015 option

    Nov 1, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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    Anderson missed a big chunk of time this year due to a fractured left index finger and eventually had season-ending back surgery in August, but he was effective for the Rockies when healthy.

  21. Cubs exercise 2015 club option on Jacob Turner

    Nov 1, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Jacob Turner AP

    Turner had a 6.49 ERA and 17/10 K/BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings over six starts and two relief appearances with Chicago down the stretch.

  22. Blue Jays pick up option on Josh Thole; decline on Justin Smoak, Brandon Morrow, Dustin McGowan

    Nov 1, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

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    While the Blue Jays declined Justin Smoak’s option, he is still under team control for one more season and will now go through the arbitration process.

  23. Blue Jays extend qualifying offer to Melky Cabrera

    Nov 1, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    Cabrera is primed to cash in as a free agent after batting .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI over 139 games this past season.

  24. Brewers acquire Adam Lind from Blue Jays for Marco Estrada

    Nov 1, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Lind, 31, batted .321/.381/.479 with six home runs and 40 RBI over 96 games this season.

  25. Billy Butler becomes free agent after Royals decline 2015 club option

    Nov 1, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Billy Butler AP

    Butler batted .271 with just nine home runs and a career-low .702 OPS over 151 games this season.

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