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  1. Tigers hire Brad Ausmus to replace Jim Leyland

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:08 AM EDT

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    As first reported by Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610 in Houston and then later confirmed by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers have selected former major league catcher Brad Ausmus to be their next manager. The deal will be finalized on Sunday. Ausmus had been serving as a special assistant in the Padres’ front office.…

  2. Marlins not expected to significantly increase payroll

    Nov 2, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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    “We’re getting ready for another season, and we’re going to win more,” Marlins president David Samson assured Christina De Nicola of FOX Sports Florida late last week. “I promise you this: We’re not going to lose 100 games next year. Not even close.” But that doesn’t mean that Marlins fans should be expecting a wheeling-and-dealing…

  3. Orioles decline $5 million option on Tsuyoshi Wada

    Nov 2, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MASN’s Roch Kubatko, the Orioles have officially declined a $5 million option for the 2014 season on left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada. He will be free to sign with any team on November 5. Wada landed a two-year, $8.15 million contract from the O’s in December 2011, but he underwent Tommy John reconstructive…

  4. Giants decline options on Barry Zito, Andres Torres

    Nov 2, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT

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    A couple of easy decisions here for the Giants … Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the San Francisco front office has officially declined an $18 million club option on left-hander Barry Zito and a club option of unknown value on outfielder Andres Torres. The players are now free agents. Zito, 35,…

  5. Joey Cora among finalists for Seattle manager

    Nov 2, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Greg Johns of MLB.com has the inside scoop: Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik has returned to Seattle on Saturday and is beginning the second round of interviews for a new manager this weekend, with former Mariners second baseman Joey Cora among a handful of finalists. Cora acted as a bench coach and third base coach…

  6. Cardinals will be back … and often

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

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    It’s going to be a somber plane ride back to St. Louis for the Cardinals following Wednesday night’s World Series ouster at Fenway Park, but these birds will be playing on big stages for years and years to come. There may not be a team in baseball that is better-poised for an extended run of…

  7. Red Sox crowned 2013 World Series champions after 6-1 Game 6 victory over Cardinals

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox are World Series champions, and they’re celebrating that accomplishment in front of their hometown fans for the first time since 1918. Red Sox starter John Lackey battled through a bit of early shakiness to deliver 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the inspired Boston offense pounded rookie sensation Michael Wacha in…

  8. Boston PD asks fans without tickets and not in bars to leave the area around Fenway Park

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox are well on their way to winning a World Series championship at home for the first time in 95 years. So we’re guessing this order from the Boston Police Department might be ignored … Bars in Kenmore area at capacity. If you are not inside and don’t have a ticket for the…

  9. Red Sox pour it on, lead Cardinals 6-0 in Game 6

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

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    The party has already begun at Fenway Park. After plating three runs in the bottom of the third inning, the Red Sox tacked on three more in the bottom of the fourth, driving Cardinals rookie starter Michael Wacha to an early shower and grabbing a massive 6-0 lead in this World Series Game 6. Lance…

  10. Red Sox grab early lead in World Series Game 6

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

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    Boston is on top in Game 6 of the World Series. Cardinals rookie sensation Michael Wacha was sharp through the first two innings, but Jacoby Ellsbury opened the bottom of the third with a single to right field, David Ortiz was issued an intentional walk and Jonny Gomes took a pitch off his left shoulder…

  11. Blue Jays expected to explore trade for White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham

    Oct 30, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

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    From beat writers Scott Merkin and Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com: The Blue Jays are in the market for a new second baseman, and one of their early targets appears to be Chicago’s Gordon Beckham. MLB.com has learned that the Blue Jays have interest in acquiring the White Sox second baseman, which dates back to last offseason,…

  12. Josh Reddick undergoes surgery on right wrist

    Oct 30, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that A’s outfielder Josh Reddick underwent arthroscopic surgery — as scheduled — Wednesday afternoon on his sprained right wrist. The procedure went according to plan and Reddick is expected to be fully recovered from it by the start of spring training next February in Arizona. Reddick hit just .226/.307/.379 with…

  13. Dee Gordon will begin his transition to center field in the Dominican Winter League

    Oct 29, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times shares this scoop: What happens in the Dominican Republic winter league could significantly affect the Dodgers’ plans for next season. The league will not only offer the Dodgers their first extended look at recently signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, it will also be where Dee Gordon attempts to move from shortstop…

  14. Voting now open for Platinum Glove Awards

    Oct 29, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The 2013 Gold Glove Award winners have been announced. Now you can help determine which of those recipients deserves a Platinum Glove — given each year (since 2011) to one player in each league. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has won it both times in the NL and has to be considered the favorite again given…

  15. Gold Glove Award winners, as they’re announced …

    Oct 29, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

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    The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients are being rolled out during an hour-long special tonight (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. So get your outrage engines started and follow along as the winners are announced position-by-position … National League C Yadier Molina 1B Paul Goldschmidt 2B Brandon Phillips 3B Nolan Arenado SS Andrelton Simmons LF…

  16. Brewers exercise $1.5 million option on Norichika Aoki

    Oct 29, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, the Brewers exercised a $1.5 million club option for 2014 Tuesday on starting right fielder Norichika Aoki. Option decisions typically wait until after the World Series, but this one was such a no-brainer that the Milwaukee front office went ahead and pulled the early trigger. Aoki had a…

  17. Cardinals’ charter flight to Boston “significantly delayed” because of mechanical issues

    Oct 29, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

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    As if dropping two straight World Series home games wasn’t frustrating enough … #Cardinals plane has encountered mechanical issues in STL. Their trip to Boston has been significantly delayed. #WorldSeries#stlcards — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) October 29, 2013 Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Game 6 starter Michael Wacha had to do their scheduled press conferences over…

  18. X-rays, CT scan turn up negative on Carlos Beltran’s ribs

    Oct 24, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

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    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced in his postgame press conference that Carlos Beltran underwent X-rays and a CT scan at a local Boston hospital after banging his rib cage on the short right field wall at Fenway Park on Wednesday evening. The tests came up negative and the Cardinals will leave Beltran’s health status as…

  19. Red Sox roll to 8-1 victory in World Series Game 1

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    There was a party Wednesday night at Fenway Park. And the Cardinals were merely serving the cocktails. Jon Lester threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Red Sox offense tagged the vaunted St. Louis staff early and late as Boston captured Game 1 of the World Series in an 8-1 rout. The only Cardinals run…

  20. Carlos Beltran taken to hospital with pain in ribs

    Oct 23, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

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    The news keeps getting worse for Cardinals fans. As first reported by WTPL’s Bob Lobel, right fielder Carlos Beltran was sent to a local Boston hospital with pain in his ribs after robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning of this World Series Game 1 at Fenway Park. The Cardinals originally…

  21. Carlos Beltran robs David Ortiz of a grand slam but then departs World Series Game 1 with a rib contusion

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Boston leads Game 1 of the World Series 5-0 after just two innings, but it could have been even worse for the visiting Cardinals. Watch as St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran robs Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz of a grand slam with one out in the bottom of the second (courtesy of HBT’s…

  22. Red Sox grab big first-inning lead in Game 1

    Oct 23, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

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    The 2013 World Series is off to a pretty horrendous start for the National League-champion Cardinals. Adam Wainwright walked Jacoby Ellsbury to open the bottom of the first inning and then gave up a one-out single to Dustin Pedroia. David Ortiz then hit a groundball to Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter that should have been…

  23. St. Louis, Boston breweries stage World Series bets

    Oct 23, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

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    The fine folks at Schlafly Brand Beer in St. Louis — try their outstanding Pumpkin Ale or Coffee Stout if you ever get a chance — have established World Series bets with two Boston-based breweries, Harpoon and Boston Beer Company (the makers of Sam Adams). From the Beer Employee Blog at Schlafly.com: The wager between our fearless…

  24. Check out this program from the 1946 World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Michael Beschloss — who runs one of the best accounts on Twitter if you’re into historical documents and photographs — just posted this image of a program from the 1946 World Series on his Twitter feed: That classic World Series featured two of the greatest hitters of all time — Stan Musial for the Cardinals,…

  25. Create your own custom baseball cards with Rookies App

    Oct 23, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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    If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a baseball fan. And if you’re a baseball fan of a certain age, you probably at one point in your life collected baseball cards. Yeah, those things decaying in your parents’ basement, accruing value only in your imagination. It’s time to reignite the flame in this digital world.…

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