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D.J. Short

  1. Angels have interest in Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge

    Dec 9, 2014, 9:16 PM EST

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    Rutledge turns 25 in April and batted .269/.323/.405 with four home runs and 33 RBI over 105 games this past season.

  2. Jon Lester “nearing finish line,” could make decision tonight

    Dec 9, 2014, 9:01 PM EST

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    Lester is soon expected to have final offers to choose from.

  3. The Giants have talked to the Braves about a trade for Justin Upton and Chris Johnson

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:53 PM EST

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    It’s a decent match on paper, but neither club is “overly optimistic” that a deal will ultimately get done.

  4. David Ross is a pretty popular guy right now

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:19 PM EST

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    For someone who batted just .184 this past season, veteran catcher David Ross is pretty popular right now.

  5. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski shoots down report about Max Scherzer

    Dec 9, 2014, 7:49 PM EST

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    It was reported earlier today that the Tigers “are prepared to spend big, big dollars” to re-sign right-hander Max Scherzer, but general manager Dave Dombrowski is singing a very different tune.

  6. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says they’d have to be “wowed” to trade Cole Hamels

    Dec 9, 2014, 7:25 PM EST

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    Hamels would be a perfectly suitable “Plan B” for the Red Sox or Cubs if they miss out on Jon Lester.

  7. The Orioles, Rangers, and Mariners are all out on Matt Kemp

    Dec 9, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

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    Kemp appears more and more likely to be headed to the Padres.

  8. The Dodgers are telling teams that Dee Gordon is available

    Dec 9, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

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    Gordon is coming off a solid season in which he batted .289/.326/.378 over 148 games while leading the majors with 64 stolen bases.

  9. Cubs expected to trade catcher Welington Castillo

    Dec 9, 2014, 6:06 PM EST

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    After acquiring Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks today, the Cubs are expected to move Welington Castillo.

  10. Padres and right-hander Joe Wieland avoid arbitration

    Dec 6, 2014, 5:24 PM EST

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    Wieland made it back to the majors this in September after missing two years due to elbow issues.

  11. Orioles getting lots of calls on Wei-Yin Chen; discussed Howie Kendrick swap with Angels

    Dec 6, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

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    Chen is due to become a free agent after the 2015 season.

  12. Report: Giants getting “aggressive” for free agent third baseman Chase Headley

    Dec 6, 2014, 2:11 PM EST

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    The Giants have set their sights on a replacement for Pablo Sandoval.

  13. Report: Nationals “likely” to trade reliever Tyler Clippard

    Dec 6, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

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    One of the best relievers in baseball is on the trading block.

  14. Luke Hochevar hopes to begin throwing off a mound in January

    Dec 6, 2014, 12:50 PM EST

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    Hochevar, who signed a new two-year, $10 million deal with the Royals this week, missed the entire 2014 season following Tommy John surgery.

  15. Report: Royals, Mariners, and Indians have checked in on Alex Rios

    Dec 6, 2014, 11:58 AM EST

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    Rios turns 34 in February and batted .280/.311/.398 with four home runs, 54 RBI, and 17 stolen bases over 131 games this past season.

  16. Report: Mariners appear willing to offer Melky Cabrera a similar contract to Nelson Cruz

    Dec 6, 2014, 10:48 AM EST

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    The Mariners signed veteran slugger Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $57 million contract this week, but general manager Jack Zduriencik is still looking for ways to improve his lineup.

  17. The Diamondbacks have no plans to trade Mark Trumbo

    Dec 6, 2014, 9:52 AM EST

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    Trumbo’s first year in Arizona didn’t go as planned, as he missed some time with a foot injury while batting .235/.293/.415 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI over 88 games.

  18. Ryan Dempster has tried to sell Jon Lester on signing with the Cubs

    Dec 6, 2014, 8:55 AM EST

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    Dempster and Lester were teammates with the Red Sox in 2013 when the team won the World Series.

  19. Mets hire Pat Roessler as assistant hitting coach

    Dec 4, 2014, 11:01 PM EST

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    Roessler joins former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long in Queens.

  20. UPDATE: The A’s and Indians could agree to a Brandon Moss trade as soon as Friday

    Dec 4, 2014, 10:23 PM EST

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    The Athletics have already traded Josh Donaldson and it’s beginning to sound like a foregone conclusion that Moss will follow him out the door.

  21. Report: Jon Lester is now not expected to sign before next week’s Winter Meetings

    Dec 4, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

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    There are four main contenders in the mix for Lester, including the Red Sox, Cubs, Giants and Dodgers.

  22. Dan Duquette says Orioles would like to bring back Delmon Young

    Dec 4, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

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    Young is coming off a nice year as a part-time player where he batted .302 with seven home runs and .779 OPS over 255 plate appearances.

  23. The Mets have John Mayberry, Jr. and Kyle Blanks on their radar

    Dec 4, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

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    Both players would fit with several teams in part-time duty or in a bench role.

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