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  1. UPDATE: Marlins trade Cameron Maybin to Padres for two relievers

    Nov 13, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Well, the Marlins may have the bullpen help they were looking for. According to Krasovic, the Marlins will acquire right-handers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica from the Padres in exchange for Maybin. Webb, who turns 25 in February, posted a 2.90 ERA and 44/19 K/BB ratio over 59 innings with the Padres this past…

  2. Pirates ramping up efforts to hire Clint Hurdle as manager

    Nov 13, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

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    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Pirates have “increased efforts” to hire Clint Hurdle as manager. One source tells Rosenthal that the process is “moving forward at a rapid pace.” Hurdle, of course, is also a candidate for the Mets’ managerial vacancy. He is considered a favorite for the job along with Terry Collins…

  3. Dayton Moore says Royals won’t be active in free agency

    Nov 13, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT

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    David DeJesus and his $6 million salary for 2011 was shipped off to the Athletics earlier this week, but Royals general manager Dayton Moore told Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star that he doesn’t intend to invest the cost savings in free agents. “It’s not cost effective at this time for us to be…

  4. UPDATE: Dodgers close to re-signing Hiroki Kuroda

    Nov 13, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda pitches

    UPDATE: Buster Olney of ESPN.com also hears that the Dodgers are close to keeping Kuroda for one year at $12 million. 12:27 AM: Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker originally stated that 1 billon yen works out to $8 million, which looked like an awesome deal for the Dodgers. Turns out the exchange rate was incorrect.…

  5. Despite latest elbow injury, Jamie Moyer isn’t ready to hang ‘em up

    Nov 13, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

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    When Jamie Moyer was shut down from the Dominican Winter League last week due to an elbow injury — his second such injury since July — the natural assumption was that his career was over. We should probably all know better than that by now. Moyer hadn’t heard the results of the MRI on his…

  6. Cardinals expected to aggressively pursue Juan Uribe

    Nov 13, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

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    That’s the word from ESPN’s Buster Olney, who writes that the Cardinals could use Juan Uribe at third base or shortstop. Uribe, who turns 32 in March, batted .248/.310/.440 with 24 homers and 85 RBI this past season. And though he had a lousy .149 batting average during the playoffs, he also had his fair…

  7. UPDATE: Marlins “not confident” about signing Dan Uggla, now talking trade

    Nov 13, 2010, 11:10 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins “are not confident” they will sign Dan Uggla and are now fielding trade offers for the second baseman. According to Frisaro, in addition to the Tigers, the Marlins have received calls from at least two unidentified National League teams. The Marlins have been asking for relief…

  8. Braves drop Kenshin Kawakami from 40-man roster

    Nov 13, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Just in case there was any doubt that the Braves have completely given up on Kenshin Kawakami, they dropped him from their 40-man roster today, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The Japanese right-hander passed through waivers and was sent outright to Double-A Mississippi. Kawakami, 35, is 8-22 with a 4.32 ERA in 50 games…

  9. John Russell interviews for Orioles’ coaching vacancy

    Nov 13, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

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    Now that Juan Samuel has decided to return home to Philadelphia, the Orioles still have vacancies at third base coach and bench coach. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, former Pirates manager John Russell interviewed Friday for the two openings on Buck Showalter’s staff. *Russell was fired by the Pirates in October after…

  10. Terry Collins had a DUI in 2002, but does that mean anything?

    Nov 13, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

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    This is news to me. Joe Janish of Mets Today has information about Terry Collins’ 2002 DUI arrest in Augusta, Georgia. Here’s part of the story that ran in the Augusta Chronicle, which I was also able to find on Baseball America. Former major league manager Terry Collins was arrested early Thursday morning and charged…

  11. Heyman: Phillies making “big push” to keep Jayson Werth

    Nov 12, 2010, 10:46 PM EDT

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    Well, lookie here: Jon Heyman of SI.com hears that the Phillies are making a “big push” to keep free agent outfielder Jayson Werth. No, Werth isn’t going to sign tomorrow or anything, but Heyman also refers to Ruben Amaro’s comments from earlier this afternoon, when the Phils’ GM indicated that he would like to know…

  12. Confirmed: Mets to interview Jose Oquendo for managerial vacancy

    Nov 12, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

    Jose Oquendo

    Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin remain the favorites in the Mets’ managerial derby, but one wildcard candidate has emerged in the past 24 hours. As hinted by Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com earlier this afternoon, the Mets will indeed interview Jose Oquendo next Monday in Orlando before the GM meetings get underway, according to…

  13. Athletics interested in Lance Berkman as designated hitter

    Nov 12, 2010, 8:11 PM EDT

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    The Athletics have been mighty busy so far this offseason, but general manager Billy Beane is still on a mission to find a power bat for a team that finished second from the bottom in the league in home runs and slugging percentage this past season. With that in mind, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com hears…

  14. Mets officially fire longtime clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels

    Nov 12, 2010, 7:21 PM EDT

    Charlie Samuels

    It was more a matter of “when” than “if,” but the Mets officially fired clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels today. Samuels is currently under investigation for his involvement in an illegal gambling ring and reportedly admitted to MLB that he bet on baseball. He was previously “indefinitely suspended” by the team. The Mets released the following…

  15. Red Sox acquire Andrew Miller from Marlins

    Nov 12, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT

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    According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Red Sox have acquired Andrew Miller from the Marlins for Dustin Richardson. Miller, a former first-round pick of the Tigers in 2005, has yet to put things together on the major league level, posting a 5.84 ERA in 79 big league appearances (54 starts), averaging 7.3 K/9 and…

  16. The Red Sox want to keep Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez

    Nov 12, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Red Sox’ GM Theo Epstein held a conference call with the Sox beat writers this afternoon. The most notable nugget, according to Pete Abraham: Theo said “in strong terms” that the Red Sox want Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez back and that he’s pursuing them. Specifically, he said that Martinez “would certainly be our first…

  17. Nationals “have interest” in Jorge De La Rosa

    Nov 12, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Apparently the Yankees aren’t the only team viewing Jorge De La Rosa as the “left-handed starting pitcher” fallback plan should they miss out on Cliff Lee, as Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals “have interest” in De La Rosa. Of course, given Washington’s slim odds of actually signing Lee perhaps it’s not fair…

  18. Ruben Amaro: never say never on Jayson Werth

    Nov 12, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Yesterday Jayson Stark reported that an anonymous person in the Phillies front office said that Jayson Werth wasn’t coming back to Philly. In fact, the quote was “No chance. None. Zero.” Ruben Amaro is NOT happy about that: “That’s unequivocally a false statement,” Amaro said. “That did not come from me and I would not…

  19. Deep thoughts: should your team’s conditioning coach eat well?

    Nov 12, 2010, 4:07 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: My bad. The quote about In-N-Out came from Spencer Dallin, the team’s Assistant  to the equipment manager. The strength coach is  Jim Malone, mentioned earlier in the article.  Apologies. Both for misreading the story, and for rendering moot a perfectly good Pablo Sandoval joke. Story on MLB.com about how a couple of Padres’ employees…

  20. A’s claim Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Blue Jays

    Nov 12, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    Oakland continues to be the busiest team of the early offseason, as the A’s claimed 27-year-old third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from the Blue Jays. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos indicated last month that Encarnacion was a candidate to be non-tendered after hitting .244/.305/.482 in 367 plate appearances while missing nearly half the…

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