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  1. Rockies considering Eric Young as first base coach

    Nov 17, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post hears from a “source close to the situation” that Eric Young Sr. — a major leaguer for 15 seasons — has emerged as a strong candidate for the Rockies’ first base coach gig. Young played for the Rockies from 1993-1997 and owns the franchise record for stolen bases with…

  2. Marlins interested in David Freese?

    Nov 17, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro slips this little nugget at the end of his general manager meetings roundup: The Marlins are weighing whether David Freese is a realistic fit at third base. Freese is due a raise through salary arbitration and the Cardinals are ready to install Kolten Wong at second base, moving Matt Carpenter to third…

  3. Josh Johnson drawing serious interest from Royals

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    The Royals had a cool 3.45 team ERA in 2013 that ranked sixth in the majors, but they still missed the playoffs and Ervin Santana is expected to leave as a free agent this offseason. So, yet again, Kansas City’s front office is on a search for starting pitching. ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that the…

  4. Giants request medical records on Jason Hammel

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

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    The Giants’ hunt for new starting pitchers is on. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the San Francisco front office has requested to view the medical records of free agent right-hander Jason Hammel — an indication that the interest level is pretty serious. Hammel posted a rough 4.97 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 139 1/3…

  5. Mets have meeting with shortstop Jhonny Peralta

    Nov 13, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has the scoop: The Mets clandestinely met with free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta, according to league sources. No Mets person would admit there was a meeting with Peralta, but sources on other teams said he did meet with them. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was told by a Mets executive…

  6. Clayton Kershaw named NL Cy Young Award winner

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

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    In what had to be the most obvious choice of this year’s trophy-presenting season, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was named Cy Young Award winner for the National League on Wednesday evening. Kershaw beat out fellow finalists Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals and Jose Fernandez of the Marlins in a nearly unanimous vote by members of…

  7. Cardinals prepared to trade young starting pitching this winter for a shortstop upgrade

    Nov 10, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not being shy about his primary offseason strategy: Mozeliak made it clear to us this morning that he’d like to trade a young “starting pitcher”: for a “young controllable shortstop” XM 89 — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 10, 2013 There are a couple of shortstop options on the free agent…

  8. Would A.J. Burnett pull a Roger Clemens?

    Nov 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    A.J. Burnett is a 36-year-old free agent with over $120 million in career earnings and is considering retiring to spend more time with his family. He has stated publicly that if he does pitch in 2014, it will only be for the Pirates. But the veteran right-hander isn’t going to take a pay cut after…

  9. Ted Lilly joins Venezuelan Winter League team

    Nov 10, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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    Ignacio Serrano of El Emergente, El Nacional and ESPN Deportes reports that veteran left-hander Ted Lilly has signed on with Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League, arriving in the South American country Saturday with the hope of establishing some MLB free agent value. Lilly has made just 13 total starts over the last…

  10. Bronson Arroyo is drawing free agent interest from the Giants, Phillies and Twins

    Nov 10, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe: Bronson Arroyo, RHP, free agent — Arroyo reports that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins have called his agents but no offers have been made. Arroyo is the most durable pitcher in baseball and is likely to receive more interest. That durability thing is true. Arroyo…

  11. Tony Tufano is rooting for Matt Bush

    Nov 10, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

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    This entire San Diego Union-Tribune profile on Tony Tufano — the motorcyclist run over last spring by former major leaguer Matt Bush — is worth a read. But here’s the part that really sticks out: Because of the damage his body incurred — because of all the muscles, bones and organs that caught hell in…

  12. Kip Wells retires from baseball at age 36

    Nov 10, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick shares the news on 36-year-old right-hander Kip Wells … Former MLB pitcher Kip Wells has retired and is pursuing a front office/scouting job, said his agent, Burton Rocks. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 10, 2013 Wells surrendered 28 earned runs in 24 1/3 innings (10.36 ERA) this season with the Angels’ Triple-A…

  13. Red Sox considering free agent A.J. Pierzynski

    Nov 10, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox are known to have interest in free agent catcher Brian McCann, but they’ll be competing for his services against some of the richest teams in baseball so backup plans are being put in motion. Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Boston front office has reached out to free agent backstop A.J.…

  14. “A bunch of teams moving quick” on Stephen Drew

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Because he received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox and signing him will require the forfeiture of a top draft pick, there was some thought that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew might struggle to attract multiple lucrative offers on the open market this offseason. But that apparently won’t be the case. A source told…

  15. Adventures in replay at the Arizona Fall League …

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball has begun a trial run of its new replay challenge system in this year’s Arizona Fall League and MLB.com beat writer Tom Singer is on the scene … #MLB history: 1st call overturned by replay: Salt River’s Ryan Brett called safe on steal of second — Scottsdale challenge results in out. —…

  16. John Farrell wants Stephen Drew back

    Nov 6, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    From beat reporter Alex Speier of WEEI.com: Red Sox manager John Farrell, in an interview on WEEI’s Salk & Holley show, said that he believes that the Red Sox would be well served to bring back shortstop Stephen Drew in order to preserve the sort of depth on the left side of the infield that…

  17. Carlos Pena, 35, hopes to continue playing career

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Carlos Pena batted just .207/.321/.346 over 328 plate appearances this past season between the Astros and Royals and will turn 36 years old next May, but the former first-round pick of the Rangers wants at least one more major league paycheck. Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown writes that Pena “is not planning on retiring” and “would…

  18. Silver Slugger Award winners, as they’re announced …

    Nov 6, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball is unveiling the 2013 Silver Slugger Award winners Wednesday evening (6:00 p.m. ET) in an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in each league, as determined by MLB’s coaches and managers. We’ll post the recipients here as they…

  19. Randy Messenger sets a November 15 deadline for offers from major league teams

    Nov 5, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports provides the story: Right-hander Randy Messenger, who has spent the last three seasons dominating Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers, has set a Nov. 15 deadline to entertain offers from major league teams, said his agent, Matt Sosnick. Messenger truly has been exceptional in Nippon Professional Baseball,…

  20. Dustin Pedroia to have thumb surgery November 12

    Nov 5, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston reports that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb next Tuesday (November 12). The thumb surgery was fully expected, but the exact design of the operation could be a surprise: “I guess because I played…

  21. Royals, Eric Hosmer haven’t discussed long-term deal

    Nov 5, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star … Hosmer says no talks w/#Royals on long-term deal: “I’m locked in for another 4 years, and we have guys whose contracts expire before mine.” — Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) November 5, 2013 That’s a pretty mature — and certainly team-first — attitude from the 24-year-old…

  22. BBWAA awards finalists revealed on MLB Network

    Nov 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is announcing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special airing right now (6:00 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. We will post those names here as they are rolled out…

  23. Tigers introduce new manager Brad Ausmus

    Nov 3, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

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    The Tigers conducted an introductory press conference for new manager Brad Ausmus on Sunday evening at Comerica Park. Jason Beck, the Tigers beat writer at MLB.com, was on the scene: Dombrowski, Ausmus at the podium. pic.twitter.com/bQ2qwdCqSb — Jason Beck (@beckjason) November 3, 2013 “I’m well aware that you don’t generally get dropped into an opportunity…

  24. Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo to interview this week for Cubs’ managerial opening

    Nov 3, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

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    Now that the World Series has concluded and the champagne-soaked streets of Boston have begun to dry, members of the Red Sox coaching staff can begin adding their names to interview lists for the various managerial vacancies around the majors. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo plans to do…

  25. Matt Williams has no plans to tone down Bryce Harper

    Nov 3, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

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    From Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com: [New manager Matt] Williams can’t praise Harper enough for the edge he brings and does not plan to temper it too much. He wants to find the happy medium. “I love it, I love the way he plays the game. He plays the game the way it should be played,”…

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