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  1. A’s to get Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt from White Sox for Jeff Samardzija

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:05 AM EST

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    White Sox set to add a top starter to go along with their new closer.

  2. The Yankees never made an offer to David Robertson

    Dec 9, 2014, 1:14 AM EST

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    The Yankees were not, apparently, as “heavily invested” in Robertson as some were saying.

  3. White Sox agree to terms on four-year, $46 million contract with closer David Robertson

    Dec 9, 2014, 12:42 AM EST

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    As first reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the White Sox have agreed to terms on a four-year pact with free agent reliever David Robertson. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says it’s worth $46 million.

  4. Chase Headley expected to sign by end of Winter Meetings

    Dec 9, 2014, 12:35 AM EST

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    From Joel Sherman of the New York Post comes word that free agent third baseman Chase Headley is planning to agree to a contract with a team by the end of this week’s Winter Meetings in San Diego.

  5. Yankees still in on David Robertson, could go four years

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:43 PM EST

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    The Yankees just made a big commitment to a free agent reliever, signing left-hander Andrew Miller last Friday to a four-year, $36 million contract. But they’re not done addressing the back end of their bullpen.

  6. White Sox reportedly nearing trade for Jeff Samardzija

    Dec 8, 2014, 10:50 PM EST

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the A’s front office has been eyeing White Sox infielder Marcus Semien, who could take over at shortstop next year in Oakland with Jed Lowrie departing as a free agent. Multiple prospects would also be headed the A’s way.

  7. Carlos Martinez will wear No. 18 to honor Oscar Taveras

    Dec 8, 2014, 10:17 PM EST

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    Martinez was longtime friends with the deceased Cardinals outfielder and pleaded with Taveras not to drive on the night that he and his girlfriend died in a car crash.

  8. Cubs, Diamondbacks discussing Miguel Montero trade

    Dec 8, 2014, 9:39 PM EST

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    Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports report that the Cubs and Diamondbacks are discussing a trade that would send catcher Miguel Montero to Chicago.

  9. Kendrys Morales is looking for “Billy Butler money”

    Dec 8, 2014, 9:21 PM EST

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    Kendrys Morales hit just .218/.274/.338 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 98 games this past season between the Mariners and Twins, but the Scott Boras client is again aiming high on the free agent market.

  10. Tony La Russa denies Diamondbacks ownership blocked Miguel Montero-for-Andre Ethier

    Dec 8, 2014, 8:48 PM EST

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that Diamondbacks majority owner Ken Kendrick vetoed a trade that would have sent Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, catcher Tim Federowicz, and cash to Arizona for catcher Miguel Montero and multiple lower-level prospects.

  11. Angels have “gotten some hits” on C.J. Wilson

    Dec 8, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

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    There’s been some talk that the Angels could be in play for one of the top free agent starters on the market. And to create space for that pursuit, they’re apparently trying to find a taker for C.J. Wilson.

  12. Indians have been asked about Carlos Santana

    Dec 8, 2014, 7:32 PM EST

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    The Indians officially acquired Brandon Moss from the A’s on Monday afternoon and now have a glut of corner outfield, first base, and designated hitter types, so it’s reasonable to expect that another trade is on the horizon.

  13. The Yankees and Jon Lester? Crazy, right? Well . . .

    Dec 8, 2014, 7:11 PM EST

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    Color us dubious, but a couple of people are talking about it.

  14. Pat Gillick on Amaro: “Ruben didn’t all of a sudden get dumb”

    Dec 8, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

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    Pat Gillick says he has Ruben Amaro’s back. Is it a vote of confidence or the dreaded vote of confidence?

  15. Rangers, Braves reportedly talking Evan Gattis trade

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:49 PM EST

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    The Rangers have been suggested as a potential landing spot for Braves outfielder Justin Upton, but the Texas front office may have a different Atlanta player in its sights at this week’s Winter Meetings.

  16. Colby Rasmus is on the Royals’ radar

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

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    And, if he’s smart, they’re on his.

  17. Mark Trumbo “definitely in play” for a trade

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:06 PM EST

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    Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart denied last week that he was looking to trade Mark Trumbo, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

  18. The Braves sign Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano

    Dec 8, 2014, 5:37 PM EST

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    He’s probably a fourth or fifth outfielder type.

  19. The Rays reach an agreement allowing them to search for other stadium sites

    Dec 8, 2014, 5:16 PM EST

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    Not that they’re likely to move anytime soon. But at least the opposition by the city of them doing so has been relaxed.

  20. Report: The Sox are out! Jon Lester choosing between the Giants and Cubs

    Dec 8, 2014, 4:43 PM EST

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    Many thought there was a good chance he’d go back to Boston. If this report is true, that’s not happening.

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