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  1. Dan Plesac and Doug Glanville out of running for Cubs’ TV job, Jim Deshaies will interview

    Nov 18, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

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    Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com has an update on the Cubs’ search for Bob Brenly’s replacement: You can add at least one more name to the list: Jim Deshaies. Sources confirmed the longtime Houston Astros color analyst recently interviewed for the job. Another source said that Dan Plesac – who was viewed as a frontrunner –…

  2. Tigers ink minor league deal with Kevin Russo

    Nov 18, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

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    As reported late Saturday by FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, the Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract with super utilityman Kevin Russo. The 28-year-old was drafted by the Yankees in 2006 and has spent the past six seasons at various levels of their minor league system. He got a short cup of coffee…

  3. J.P. Howell drawing interest from “a handful” of teams

    Nov 18, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

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    Via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times: LHP J.P. Howell, who would like to return, said there are “a handful” of teams interested and wasn’t sure how quickly a decision will come. The Angels may be one. The Cardinals, who really only need a left-handed reliever, could also be one of those interested teams. Howell,…

  4. Marlins sign free agent outfielder Juan Pierre

    Nov 17, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

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    As originally reported by Craig Mish of Sirius XM and then confirmed by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Marlins have signed veteran outfielder Juan Pierre. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. Pierre, 35, batted .307/.351/.371 in 439 plate appearances this past season for the Phillies, successfully swiping 37 bases in 44 attempts. The Marlins…

  5. Jake Marisnick was in uniform limbo for AFL championship

    Nov 17, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Jake Marisnick is being sent to the Marlins in that 12-player megtrade with the Blue Jays. But the deal hasn’t been finalized, which created a minor predicament for the outfield prospect before Saturday’s AFL championship game in Scottsdale, Arizona. MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo explains: Jake Marisnick found out he was going to be able to play…

  6. Billy Hamilton leaves Arizona Fall League championship game after leaping into outfield wall

    Nov 17, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

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    Crisis averted down in the Arizona Fall League. Reds top prospect Billy Hamilton sat on the ground in pain for several minutes after jumping back-first into the center field wall while chasing a triple in Saturday afternoon’s Arizona Fall League championship game. But he was able to walk off the field — with assistance —…

  7. Ricky Nolasco: “I’m next anyways”

    Nov 14, 2012, 10:28 PM EDT

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    There have been multiple reports suggesting that the Marlins might continue their massive firesale by also unloading right-handed starter Ricky Nolasco. And Nolasco has apparently been reading them. Here’s Juan C. Rodriguez, who serves as the Marlins beat writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Reached out to Ricky Nolasco to get his thoughts on the…

  8. Brandon Beachy playing catch comfortably from 90 feet, aiming to return around mid-June

    Nov 14, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT

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    Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy is nearly five months removed from Tommy John elbow surgery. And everything has gone according to plan so far. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Beachy is playing catch regularly from a distance of 90 feet without experiencing any sort of lingering pain or discomfort in his right elbow and is aiming…

  9. Brian Fuentes announces retirement

    Nov 14, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Veteran left-hander Brian Fuentes was placed on the restricted list by the Cardinals in mid-August for undisclosed personal reasons and did not return to St. Louis. Now Fuentes is calling it quits for good. According to Sean Lynch of the Merced Sun-Star, the 37-year-old reliever has retired from baseball, officially ending a 12-year major league…

  10. R.A. Dickey wins Cy Young Award in the National League

    Nov 14, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

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    “There are people in and around the baseball world who give the knuckleball a bit of a knock,” MLB network analyst Dan Plesac said at the start of Wednesday night’s Cy Young Awards Show. Apparently those people are not well represented in the Baseball Writers Association of America. Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey was named the…

  11. Dodgers may wait until early December to negotiate with Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin

    Nov 13, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Via Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times: The Dodgers could wait until after the winter meetings to decide whether to sign South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, team President Stan Kasten said Monday. The Dodgers paid $25.7 million for the right to negotiate with Ryu. If they do not sign him by Dec. 10, they…

  12. Marlins might unload right-hander Ricky Nolasco next

    Nov 13, 2012, 9:21 PM EDT

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    The big firesale in Miami might not be finished. Two different baseball executives told Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Tuesday night that right-handed starter Ricky Nolasco will be “next to go” as the Marlins’ front office looks to unload any player making — or in line to make — a decent wage. Nolasco…

  13. Giancarlo Stanton not happy about Marlins’ firesale

    Nov 13, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton, who is one of the few productive members of the 2012 Marlins not packing his bags for Toronto, just publicly voiced his displeasure with tonight’s still-developing blockbuster trade: Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plain & Simple — Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012 We’d guess that many Marlins fans are feeling the same way. What…

  14. Blue Jays getting Johnson, Buehrle, Reyes, Buck and Bonifacio in megatrade with Marlins

    Nov 13, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 8:58 PM: Olney says the 12-player trade might not be finalized until sometime Wednesday. UPDATE, 7:49 PM: Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel adds that right-handed prospect Anthony DeSclafani is going to Miami. That’s the final piece of the puzzle. Here’s the breakdown: BLUE JAYS GET: SS Jose Reyes RHP Josh Johnson LHP…

  15. Hisashi Iwakuma won’t participate in World Baseball Classic

    Nov 11, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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    Yu Darvish isn’t the only Japanese starting pitcher planning to skip the 2013 World Baseball Classic. From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com, comes word that Hisashi Iwakuma has decided not to pitch for Japan and “will instead focus on preparing for his second season with the Seattle Mariners.” Iwakuma inked a two-year, $14 million contract…

  16. Reds have been “talking to” free agent Joakim Soria

    Nov 11, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT

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    The Reds are considering moving left-hander Aroldis Chapman into their starting rotation next season. So they’ll need to make an addition or two this winter in order to beef up the back end of their bullpen. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cincy front office has been “talking to” free agent right-hander Joakim Soria,…

  17. Blue Jays considering reunion with Shaun Marcum

    Nov 11, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Here is Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun: The Jays called to inquire about the market price for former Jays right-hander, free agent Shaun Marcum, who went 20-11 with a 3.60 ERA in 44 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers in two seasons after being dealt for Brett Lawrie. Marcum is only 30 years old and…

  18. Indians want young starting pitching for Asdrubal Cabrera

    Nov 11, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported late last week that the Cardinals have interest in acquiring shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians this offseason. And if the source giving information to ESPN’s Buster Olney is to be believed, there might just be a match: Not surprisingly, the Indians have targeted young starting pitching as they begin…

  19. Nationals’ top priority is re-signing Adam LaRoche

    Nov 11, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Not that it should come as any sort of surprise, but Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told Jim Bowden of Sirius XM on Sunday morning that his “number one” priority this winter is to re-sign slugger Adam LaRoche. Second priority is adding a reliable starting pitcher, either through a trade or a free agent acquisition. LaRoche,…

  20. Yankees confident they can re-sign Pettitte, Rivera, Kuroda

    Nov 11, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman provides the scoop: The Yankees have faith they can make deals with pitchers Mariano Rivera, Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte — surely more faith than they can do a deal with Rafael Soriano at the moment. The Yankees expect to try to work something out with Rivera in the coming week, especially now that Soriano has rejected the $13.3-million qualifying…

  21. Red Sox unlikely to pursue Indians’ Shin-Soo Choo

    Nov 11, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox have been linked to a range of different players — free agents or not — this offseason. But we can probably already rule out one particular guy. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are unlikely to risk a trade for Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo because he’s one…

  22. Twins sign catcher Eric Fryer to minor league deal

    Nov 11, 2012, 9:03 AM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger comes word that the Twins have signed catcher Eric Fryer to a minor league contract. It’s possible that the deal will carry an invitation to spring training, but the 27-year-old backstop won’t stand much of a chance of cracking the Opening Day roster with Joe Mauer and Drew Butera already locked…

  23. Melky Cabrera attracting interest from at least five teams

    Nov 10, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

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    You know the story by now. Melky Cabrera was busted for PED use this summer, tried to skirt his 50-game suspension by building a fake supplement supply website, and then walked out on his Giants teammates without apologizing or saying goodbye after his plan was foiled. But he’s very talented. And that’s all that really…

  24. Andre Ethier is “not on the trading block”

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Buster Olney reported late last month that the Dodgers were “open to the idea” of trading away right fielder Andre Ethier this offseason. But it doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen. A source told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that Ethier is “not on the trading block.” Presumably because the…

  25. Walt Weiss named the Rockies’ new manager

    Nov 7, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT

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    Waiting until late into the night Wednesday, the Rockies officially named Walt Weiss the sixth skipper in franchise history, succeeding Don Baylor, Buddy Bell, Clint Hurdle, Jim Leyland and Jim Tracy. Tracy resigned shortly after the 2012 season. Weiss, who played for the Rockies from 1994 through 1997, was chosen for the opening over active…

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