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  1. Cody Ross and Red Sox are not close to deal

    Nov 4, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox have been trying to work out a contract extension with Cody Ross since July. But it’s now November, and it suddenly sounds like the free agent corner outfielder will not be brought back for 2013. “It hasn’t been really what I would say close,” Ross told Rob Bradford of Boston’s WEEI.com about…

  2. Red Sox have standing job offer for Pedro Martinez

    Nov 4, 2012, 9:34 AM EDT

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    Pedro Martinez is enjoying life after (and away from) baseball. And he can return to the game in a flash if he wants. Via MLB.com’s Evan Drellich: “We’ve had discussions,” general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday. “He knows there is a role waiting for him when the time is right for him.” It would probably…

  3. Billy Hamilton steals second and third in Rising Stars Game

    Nov 4, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

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    The video is unfortunately not embeddable, but you’ll want to follow this link to see Reds prospect Billy Hamilton steal the show — pun intended — at last night’s Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game. The 22-year-old gets a nice jump and snags second base rather routinely, then darts over to third after the next pitch…

  4. Mariners re-sign Oliver Perez to one-year contract

    Nov 3, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Greg Johns comes word that the Mariners have re-signed left-hander Oliver Perez to a one-year major league deal for the 2013 season. Financial terms of the agreement aren’t yet available. Perez reinvented himself as reliever this past season on a non-guaranteed minor league deal with the M’s, posting a 2.12 ERA across 29 2/3…

  5. Miguel Tejada to play in Dominican Winter League

    Nov 3, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Veteran infielder Miguel Tejada was released from Triple-A Norfolk (the Orioles’ International League affiliate) in late June and failed to latch on with another organization. But he is keeping active. According to Venezuelan baseball reporter Manolo Hernandez, the 38-year-old Tejada will being playing with Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League on Sunday. He’s presumably hoping to…

  6. Brandon McCarthy finding “immediate interest” in free agency

    Nov 3, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Free agent starter Brandon McCarthy has made it known that he would like to return to the Athletics. But he is going to have some options. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that McCarthy has drawn “immediate interest” from multiple teams since officially becoming a free agent early Saturday morning. Slusser names the…

  7. Mike Gonzalez drawing interest from 10 clubs

    Nov 3, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Free agency is a breeze for a good lefty reliever. According to beat writer James Wagner of the Washington Post, free agent left-hander Mike Gonzalez said in a phone interview on Saturday morning that he’s already drawn interest from 10 different teams this offseason. Nationals included. “They’ve had a couple conversations,” Gonzalez said of the…

  8. Bryce Harper is a clown, bro, this Halloween

    Oct 31, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Because there isn’t much happening in the baseball world on this Wednesday night and because HardballTalk is nothing if not festive, here’s Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in his Halloween costume: Props to the Harper house for giving out King Size candy bars. And those RGIII socks are a nice touch.

  9. Ryan Madson declines $11M mutual option for 2013

    Oct 31, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

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    The Reds wouldn’t have picked it up anyway, so right-hander Ryan Madson beat the team to the punch on Wednesday night and declined his half of an $11 million mutual option for the 2013 season. This according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Madson gets a hefty $2.5 million buyout and will officially become a…

  10. D’Backs decline options on Matt Lindstrom and Henry Blanco

    Oct 31, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Arizona is also making moves this evening. According to the club’s official Twitter feed, the Diamondbacks declined a $1.24 million mutual option Wednesday on catcher Henry Blanco and a $4 million club option for reliever Matt Lindstrom. Blanco appeared in only 21 games this season because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left…

  11. Jorge De La Rosa exercises $11M player option for 2013

    Oct 31, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa made the easiest of easy decisions on Wednesday, exercising a player option that will pay him $11 million in 2013. This according to the Rockies’ Twitter feed. De La Rosa made only three starts this season and just 10 starts the season before due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow…

  12. Blue Jays exercise option on lefty reliever Darren Oliver and re-sign outfielder Rajai Davis

    Oct 31, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

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    Veteran left-handed reliever Darren Oliver was said to be considering retirement earlier this month. But that apparently won’t be happening. According to beat writer Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, the Blue Jays exercised Oliver’s $3 million club option on Wednesday. They also re-signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a one-year, $2.5 million deal after declining his $3…

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

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball is revealing the 2012 Gold Glove Award recipients tonight during an hour-long program on ESPN2. We’ll list this year’s winners below as they are announced. Let the outrage commence! CATCHER American League: Matt Wieters National League: Yadier Molina LEFT FIELD American League: Alex Gordon National League: Carlos Gonzalez CENTER FIELD American League:…

  14. Dodgers re-sign Brandon League to three-year, $22.5M deal

    Oct 30, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers acquired reliever Brandon League from the Mariners at the July 31 trade deadline and were pleased with the numbers (2.30 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 27 1/3 innings) he posted down the stretch. So they’ve decided to keep him around for a while. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the…

  15. Rays to exercise $1.5 million option on Jose Molina

    Oct 30, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that the Rays are planning to exercise catcher Jose Molina‘s $1.8 million club option for the 2013 season. It was that or pay a $300,000 buyout. Molina batted .223/.286/.355 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 102 games this season for the Rays while…

  16. Mets exercise options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    A couple of no-brainer option decisions here. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Mets officially exercised 2013 club options on Tuesday evening for third baseman David Wright and right-handed starter R.A. Dickey. Wright’s is $16 million. Dickey’s is $5 million. Wright, 29, batted .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 93…

  17. World Series Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers in Detroit: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B…

  18. Alex Avila scratched from Game 4 of World Series because of lingering right wrist soreness

    Oct 28, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Tigers have scratched catcher Alex Avila from their starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series due to lingering discomfort in his right wrist. Avila was struck on the wrist by a foul tip while catching in Game 1 out in San Francisco and has…

  19. MLB execs think Phillies and Mets will try for Melky Cabrera

    Oct 28, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Melky Cabrera‘s impending free agency should be rather interesting. The 28-year-old outfielder posted a spectacular .346/.390/.516 slash line with 11 homers and 60 RBI in 113 games this season for the Giants, but that was before he got busted for PED use and then tried to dupe MLB authorities by funding the construction of a…

  20. Blue Jays’ search for new skipper a “tightly held secret”

    Oct 28, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

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    Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet says the Blue Jays’ search for a new manager is being treated as a “tightly held secret.” But there are some hints. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach is expected to interview, as are Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Blue Jays third…

  21. Rockies interview Manuel, Mackanin, Williams for manager

    Oct 28, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Here is the Denver Post‘s Patrick Saunders on the Rockies’ expanding search for a new skipper: The club has interviewed former major-league manager Jerry Manuel and former Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, a major-league source said Saturday. Also, a source confirmed that the Rockies have interviewed current Diamondbacks coach Matt Williams for the managerial post.…

  22. Miguel Cabrera did not talk to reporters after Game 3 loss

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Remember when the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols skipped a session with the media following last year’s World Series Game 2 loss to the Rangers and everyone made a big stink about it? Now the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is traveling that same road. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Cabrera “was showered, dressed and heading out the door…

  23. Jackie Robinson’s daughter will join Dodgers’ board

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times brings the scoop: Jackie Robinson’s daughter said Saturday she has agreed to join the Dodgers’ board of directors, strengthening the bond between the team and its most historically significant alumnus. Sharon Robinson said she would represent her family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on the Dodgers’ board. In return, she…

  24. Sergio Romo hasn’t allowed a hit since Game 5 of NLCS

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Giants right-hander Sergio Romo had a dominant regular season, posting a fantastic 1.79 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 63/10 K/BB ratio across 55 1/3 innings. And he’s been even better in these 2012 playoffs. Romo blew through three straight batters in Saturday night’s World Series Game 3 victory over the Tigers and has now gone four…

  25. No team has ever rallied from 3-0 World Series deficit

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alyson Footer shows the odds are grim for Detroit … Of the 23 teams that have taken a 3-0 lead in the Series, 20 have won it in Game 4, while the other 3 have finished the series in Game 5. — Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) October 28, 2012

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