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  1. Kenta Maeda re-signs with the Hiroshima Carp

    Dec 24, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT

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    The sought-after 26-year-old right-hander has now officially re-signed with the Hiroshima Carp for the 2015 season, according to the Japan Times.

  2. Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada expected to begin private workouts within two weeks

    Dec 23, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

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    19-year-old infield prospect Yoan Moncada defected from his native Cuba over the summer and was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball back in mid-November, but he is still waiting for official clearance from the United States’ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) …

  3. Angels sign Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin

    Dec 20, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

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    The deal between Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin and the Angels became official on Saturday after the 20-year-old passed his physical.

  4. Kenta Maeda will not be posted

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

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    He profiled as a back-of-the-rotation starter in the United States.

  5. Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano’s deal with the Braves is worth $6 million

    Dec 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Atlanta will also have a fifth-year team option built into the contract.

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

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

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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.

  7. Diamondbacks ownership reportedly nixed a Miguel Montero-for-Andre Ethier trade

    Dec 7, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers would have sent Ethier, catcher Tim Federowicz, and money to Arizona for Montero and multiple lower-level prospects. But the majority owner of the Diamondbacks, Ken Kendrick, ruled against the trade because he likes Montero and was not comfortable trading him within the National League West.

  8. The Diamondbacks have no plans to trade Mark Trumbo

    Dec 6, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

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    Trumbo’s first year in Arizona didn’t go as planned, as he missed some time with a foot injury while batting .235/.293/.415 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI over 88 games.

  9. The Diamondbacks are going to give Yasmany Tomas a chance to win the third base job

    Dec 5, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

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    A guy who knows’ Tomas’ strengths and weaknesses doesn’t think this is the best idea.

  10. Yoan Moncada’s defection was . . . weird

    Dec 4, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

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    It involves an agent who isn’t really an agent, a baby registry, possible violations of the U.S. embargo, Scott Boras spies and armed guards patrolling the third base line.

  11. The Phillies never made Yasmany Tomas an offer

    Dec 2, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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    But if you think this is a launchpad for some more Ruben Amaro bashing, think again.

  12. Andrew Albers back from Korea, seeking job

    Nov 30, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that left-handed starter Andrew Albers has parted ways with his team in the Korean Baseball Organization and is back in North America seeking a contract for the 2015 baseball season.

  13. Yasmany Tomas signs a six-year, $68.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks

    Nov 26, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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    The Dbacks were not in the picture until very recently. But better late than never.

  14. Diamondbacks “among teams pushing hardest” for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas

    Nov 25, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Arizona has been mentioned before as a potential landing spot for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, but it was never really considered a strong likelihood. Maybe that perception should be changing …

  15. If Giants can’t bring back Pablo Sandoval, they’re expected to bid on Yasmany Tomas

    Nov 22, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    The Giants have a Plan B if they can’t bring back Pablo Sandoval.

  16. Padres, Braves are favorites for Yasmany Tomas

    Nov 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Not that that necessarily means anything.

  17. The Braves are a “dark horse” for Yasmany Tomas

    Nov 20, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Could a team that is unloading salary go nine-figures on an outfielder?

  18. Phillies have “cooled” on signing Yasmany Tomas

    Nov 20, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Presumed front-runners may have changed their minds.

  19. Yasmany Tomas is unlikely to sign in the next couple of weeks

    Nov 20, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    The Cuban outfielder is letting his market develop, it seems.

  20. Acquisition of Arodys Vizcaino makes Braves likelier to trade a set-up man

    Nov 16, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

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    The Braves could deal a set-up man now that they’ve added Arodys Vizcaino into the mix.

  21. MLB declares Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada a free agent

    Nov 15, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    The 19-year-old is one step away from making some serious money in Major League Baseball

  22. Angels interested in Yoan Moncada, but likely priced out

    Nov 13, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

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    The Angels are one of a handful of teams showing interest in Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, but it appears they may be priced out.

  23. Must-click link: Jose Abreu and the journey out of Cuba

    Nov 8, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

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    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is the heavy favorite to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday, marking the culmination of a mysterious journey out of Cuba last year.

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