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Better Know Your Blue Jays 40-man: Alejandro Kirk

Alejandro Kirk's performance fluctuated between strong and average seasons, excelling in hitting and pitch framing initially but facing challenges in later years.
Kirk's perceived lack of athleticism as a catcher continues to be a subject of discussion, with attention shifting to his physical appearance during games.
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19 hours ago
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Latest On Giants' Past Negotiations With J.D. Martinez

Martinez turned down a one-year, $14M offer from Giants, preferring a two-year deal or higher salary.
Contradictory reports exist on why negotiations broke down between Martinez and Giants.
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1 day ago
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Jackie Bradley Jr. "Open" To Continuing Career

Jackie Bradley Jr. is open to continuing his career and has been working out in the offseason.
Bradley struggled at the plate with the Royals in 2021, but his defensive skills remained impressive.
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3 days ago
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The Opener: Spring Training, Wong, Marlins

Spring Training games starting for 28 clubs
Speculation on Kolten Wong's signing
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3 days ago
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Red Sox Re-Sign Joely Rodriguez On Minor League Deal

The Red Sox re-signed left-handed reliever Joely Rodriguez on a minor league deal.
Rodriguez has shown better performance in previous seasons despite struggles in 2023.
Yahoo Sports
3 days ago
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Marlins, All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson agree to 1-year, $5 million deal

Tim Anderson signs one-year, $5 million contract with the Miami Marlins.
Anderson joins Marlins lineup following impressive seasons with the White Sox.
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9 hours ago
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AL Notes: Mejia, Bellinger, Yankees, Carter, Twins

Mejia in talks with Rays for return
Yankees had interest in Cody Bellinger
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11 hours ago
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Cubs To Sign Garrett Cooper To Minors Deal

The Cubs have signed veteran first baseman Garrett Cooper, according to Craig Mish of the Miami Herald ( X link).
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13 hours ago
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MLBTR Live Chat

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16 hours ago
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Mets Claim Kolton Ingram

Mets claim left-hander Kolton Ingram off waivers from the Tigers.
Ingram joins the Mets after being with two other organizations in under a month.
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17 hours ago
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Red Sox Notes: Crawford, Mata, Yoshida

Red Sox focusing on internal options for rotation mix
Lucas Giolito, Brayan Bello, Nick Pivetta, and Kutter Crawford key players for starting rotation.
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2 days ago
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Latest On Red Sox, Jordan Montgomery

The Boras Four free agents remain unsigned, including Blake Snell and Cody Bellinger.
Red Sox interested in Jordan Montgomery but waiting for price drop despite budget constraints.
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4 days ago
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The Opener: Red Sox, Senga, Cactus League Opener

Red Sox potentially extending young players like Brayan Bello and Triston Casas before the season starts.
Mets dealing with concerns about pitcher Kodai Senga's arm fatigue and health status.
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4 days ago
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Red Sox Have Shown Interest In Gio Urshela

The Red Sox are showing interest in free agent Gio Urshela.
Urshela has attracted interest from multiple clubs due to his past performance.
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4 days ago
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Red Sox, Brayan Bello Discussing Extension

Brayan Bello in contract discussions with Red Sox
Bello's potential as a mid-rotation arm and strong changeup
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18 hours ago
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Astros Notes: Verlander, Whitley, McCormick

Justin Verlander's shoulder issue may impact his availability for Opening Day.
Verlander is progressing but uncertain about timeline.
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20 hours ago
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Angels Release Francisco Mejia From Minor League Deal

The Angels released catcher Francisco Mejia from his minor league deal to offer young catchers more at-bats.
Despite being a top prospect, Mejia's performance in recent seasons did not match his potential star status.
www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
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Opinion | Baseball Is Designed to Break Your Heart

The emotional connection between sports fans and their teams offers a sense of community and shared suffering.
Sports fandom can provide a valuable opportunity to experience and cope with loss through the simulated losing associated with being a fan.
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22 hours ago
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Phillies Sign Cam Gallagher To Minor League Deal

Cam Gallagher agrees to a minor league deal with the Phillies, including a Spring Training invitation.
Gallagher has a strong defensive track record but struggled with his hitting performance in recent seasons.
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1 day ago
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Cubs To Re-Sign Cody Bellinger

Bellinger agrees to 3-year, $80MM deal with Cubs after a strong season.
Deal slightly frontloaded with opt-outs in 2024 and 2025.
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1 day ago
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MLBPA's Tony Clark On Pitch Clock, Free Agency, Olympics

MLB Players Association concerns over pitch clock adjustments and free agent market state.
MLB considering rules changes and free agent signing deadline.
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1 day ago
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A's Notes: Coliseum Negotiations, Clark, Hernaiz

The A's are willing to share the Coliseum with local soccer teams for the 2025 season while awaiting their Las Vegas stadium.
The A's have financial motivation to stay in Oakland due to a lucrative TV deal worth $67MM annually.
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1 day ago
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AL Notes: Angels, Bradish, Carrasco

Luis Rengifo dealing with a hamstring issue but expected to be ready for Opening Day
Michael Stefanic exited a game with a left quad strain and will be re-evaluated
ESPN.com
2 days ago
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MLBPA: Two-second cut to pitch clock too soon

The pitch clock with runners on base in MLB shortens to 18 seconds from 20, affecting player recovery and gameplay.
MLB's decision to adjust the pitch clock speed was made without sufficient player input or consideration of the impact on recovery time and injuries.
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1 day ago
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AL Central Notes: Twins, Miller, Valera, Carpenter

Twins initially targeted right-hander Bryce Miller from Mariners for Jorge Polanco trade
Guardians' George Valera and Tigers' Kerry Carpenter dealing with hamstring strains
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2 days ago
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Mariners Notes: Brash, Santos, Urias, Phillips

The Mariners have shut down relievers Greg Brash and Gregory Santos temporarily due to injuries. GM Hollander hopes Brash resumes throwing next week, while Santos has no specific return timetable.
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2 days ago
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White Sox Claim Peyton Burdick Off Waivers From Orioles

The White Sox claimed Peyton Burdick off waivers from the Orioles.
Burdick brings power, speed, and outfield flexibility to the White Sox.
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1 day ago
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Enrique Hernandez Reportedly Deciding Between Four Teams

Enrique Hernandez is considering offers from the Giants, Angels, Twins, and Padres.
Hernandez's versatility and offensive stats make him an attractive utility player for various MLB teams.
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1 day ago
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NL Central Notes: India, Ashby, Santana, Pirates

Plantar fasciitis impacting Jonathan India's Spring Training availability.
Aaron Ashby recovering well from shoulder surgery, aiming for Brewers rotation.
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1 day ago
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AL East Notes: Sale, Tiedemann, Ramirez

The surprising trade of Chris Sale to the Braves
Ricky Tieedemann's injury setback
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1 day ago
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J.D. Martinez Turned Down Offer From Giants

The Giants made an offer to J.D. Martinez before signing Jorge Soler, who rejected it for unspecified reasons. Martinez is a DH-only player with defensive limitations.
Martinez and Soler had similar profiles as right-handed hitters, both being All-Stars in 2023, but with differences in consistency and playing time limitations.
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2 days ago
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Cardinals Could Look For Depth Addition At Shortstop

The Cardinals are turning shortstop over to rookie
Tommy Edman may be delayed due to a wrist procedure and Cardinals are considering adding another shortstop option
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2 days ago
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Enrique Hernandez Expected To Sign In Coming Days

Enrique Hernández is expected to sign in the next two to three days.
Despite interest from the Angels, it's uncertain how many teams are in the mix for Hernández.
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2 days ago
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Pittsburgh's Second Base Camp Battle

Competition for second base position in Pittsburgh during Spring Training.
Players Peguero and Gonzales potential candidates for the second base job.
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2 days ago
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Diamondbacks Sign Kyle Garlick, Albert Almora To Minor League Deals

Arizona Diamondbacks sign outfielders Garlick and Almora to minor league contracts for spring training.
Garlick is a lefty masher with power against lefties, while Almora is a glove-first outfielder with solid production against southpaws.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
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See-through pants. 'Knockoff' jerseys. New MLB uniforms trigger complaints, except from Dodgers

Dodgers players less vocal about uniform issues
MLB players express dissatisfaction with Nike/Fanatics uniforms
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2 days ago
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Which Of The Boras Four Will Be The First To Sign?

The Boras Four remain unsigned, and some teams are not actively pursuing top free agents.
Speculation around potential impact of Spring Training injuries on free agent signings.
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4 days ago
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Giants Notes: Bart, Winn, Eldridge

Joey Bart may not make the Giants' Opening Day roster due to roster constraints.
Bart is focusing on controlling what he can and maintaining a positive mindset despite a potential roster squeeze.
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5 days ago
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The Opener: Starting Market, Bellinger, MLBTR Chat

Mid-level starting pitching market thinning with Ryu's departure.
Bellinger's contract talks with the Cubs show little progress.
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2 days ago
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Who's The Best Team In The NL Central?

The National League Central is projected to be the tightest division in the majors.
The Brewers, despite being reigning champions, have undergone significant changes in their rotation.
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2 days ago
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Royals Notes: Catchers, Hernandez, Pasquantino

The Royals may carry three catchers on the 40-man roster for the opening season.
Carrying three catchers allows Salvador Perez to have extra time at designated hitter for better defensive performance.
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2 days ago
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Steinbrenner: Yankees Open To Further Additions

Yankees open to roster additions
Steinbrenner acknowledges budgetary concerns
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2 days ago
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Reds Sign Mike Ford To Minor League Deal

The Reds signed a minor league deal with first baseman/designated hitter for $1.3MM plus incentives.
Ford had an impressive 2023 season with the Mariners, showcasing power and improved numbers against left-handed pitchers.
www.mercurynews.com
2 days ago
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Wardrobe malfunction? MLB players concerned about uniform's see-through' pants ahead of the new season

MLB players express concerns about new Nike-designed uniforms
Uniforms criticized for being see-through, cheap, and unattractive
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Miami Herald
2 days ago
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How Anderson signing impacts roster construction. And Marlins to watch as spring games start

The signing of shortstop Tim Anderson provides clarity on the Miami Marlins' Opening Day roster construction.
The Marlins have 11 out of 13 position-player spots filled, leaving two spots to be determined based on player roles.
MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago
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Marlins, Vladimir Gutierrez Agree To Minor League Contract

Vladimir Gutiérrez joins the Marlins on a minor league deal as a non-roster invitee.
Gutiérrez's career includes ups and downs, from being a high-profile signee to facing challenges in the big leagues.
MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago
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Marlins To Sign Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson signs one-year, $5MM contract with Marlins pending physical
Anderson, previously a top shortstop, struggled in 2022 season with low offensive output
ESPN.com
4 days ago
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Sources: Marlins adding Anderson on 1-year deal

Tim Anderson signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Miami Marlins after struggling in 2023.
The White Sox declined Anderson's $14 million option and paid a $1 million buyout.
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time.com
3 days ago
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MLB Players Miffed at Sport's New See-Through Pants, Relaying Concerns to League

MLB players criticize new see-through pants
New uniforms designed for improved mobility and comfort
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3 days ago
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Albert Pujols Interested In Future Managerial Role

Albert Pujols is the new manager for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican winter league.
Pujols is aiming to manage in the major leagues in the future after showcasing interest in various post-playing career roles.
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3 days ago
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Brewers Notes: Sanchez, Ortiz, Bour

Sanchez's contract with the Brewers was restructured due to health concerns, resulting in a reduced guarantee of $3MM.
Sanchez could potentially earn up to $7MM for the season based on his health condition and time spent on the roster or injured list.
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3 days ago
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Royals, Austin Nola Agree To Major League Deal

Nola transitions from minor league to major league deal
Nola faced challenges securing MLB job due to crowded depth chart
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3 days ago
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Astros Notes: Verlander, France, Framber, Bullpen

Verlander and France are progressing well from shoulder issues at Astros camp.
Astros considering a six-man rotation for 2023 season.
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3 days ago
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Tigers Designate TJ Hopkins For Assignment

Tigers designate outfielder for assignment after signing Gio Urshela
Hopkins has been with multiple teams in recent months and shows potential as a depth piece
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3 days ago
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Free Agent Profile: Robbie Grossman

The market for unsigned free agents includes notable players like the 'Boras Four' and potential under-the-radar pickups.
Robbie Grossman's signing by the Rangers for $2MM guaranteed with possible incentives paid off with his solid performance.
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3 days ago
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Tigers To Sign Gio Urshela

Urshela signed a one-year deal with the Tigers for $1.5MM with potential to earn an additional $500K based on plate appearances.
The Tigers prioritized young prospects but found Urshela's affordable deal too enticing to pass up for a solid third base solution.
MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago
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Kodai Senga Diagnosed With Posterior Capsule Strain In Right Shoulder, Will Open Season On IL

Kodai Senga diagnosed with shoulder strain
Senga to open the year on injured list
Yahoo Sports
3 days ago
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MLB Offseason Grades: See how the Cincinnati Reds moves are regarded

Orioles land top pitching trade chip without giving up prospects
Yankees acquire Marcus Stroman to backfill pitching depth
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3 days ago
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Pirates Sign Mitch Keller To Five-Year Extension

The Pirates extend right-hander Mitch Keller for five years with a $77MM guarantee.
Keller's extension is similar to Pablo Lopez's deal with the Twins, aligning with service time.
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
4 days ago
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Where Webb ranks on MLB's Top 100 list as lone Giants player

Logan Webb placed 42nd on MLB Network's Top 100 Players list.
Ronald Acuña Jr. ranked 1st with historic performance in stolen bases and home runs.
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4 days ago
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Rockies Notes: Lawrence, Kinley, Bard, Bouchard

Justin Lawrence and Tyler Kinley are being considered as potential closing options for the Rockies
Lawrence had a strong season but has concerns about throwing enough strikes and facing left-handed batters.
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4 days ago
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Yonathan Daza Signs With Mexican League's Tecos De Los Dos Laredos

Yonathan Daza signed with Tecos de los Dos Laredos for the 2024 season after his stint with the Rockies.
Daza, known for his outfield versatility, will look to showcase his skills in Mexico to attract MLB interest.
MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago
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Reds Open To Post-Playing Role For Joey Votto

Joey Votto, a longtime Reds first baseman, is a free agent after the club declined his 2024 option.
Despite not being brought back by the Reds for playing, Votto has potential post-playing opportunities with the organization.
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4 days ago
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Rays Planning Utility Role For Amed Rosario

Amed Rosario will have a multi-position role with the Rays
Rosario will be used to boost the team's production against left-handed pitching.
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4 days ago
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Nationals, Derek Law Agree To Minor League Deal

The Nationals and right-hander Derek Law have agreed to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp, per Robert Murray of FanSided.
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4 days ago
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Pohlad: Twins "Not In The Market" For Top Free Agents

Teams backing out of free agent market
Minnesota Twins unlikely to make significant late splash in free agency
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4 days ago
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Eric Hosmer Retires

Eric Hosmer officially retires from baseball and shifts focus to media.
Kansas City Royals' successful rebuilding efforts through strong draft picks in early 2000s.
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4 days ago
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MLBTR Podcast: Finding Fits for the "Boras Four," Which Teams Could Still Spend? and Rob Manfred in His Last Term

MLB Trade Rumors Podcast is available on various platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Features weekly discussions with hosts and guests on MLB Trade Rumors.
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5 days ago
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Latest On MLB's Expansion Timeline

Expansion to 32 franchises likely in early 2030s
Current obstacles include logistical issues and collective bargaining negotiations
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5 days ago
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Dominic Fletcher Has "Leg Up" On White Sox's Right Field Job

The White Sox acquired outfielder Fletcher from the D-Backs, hinting at a starting job.
Fletcher shows strong offensive capabilities but faces skepticism due to competition level and power potential.
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5 days ago
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Mariners Unwilling To Meet Nine-Figure Ask On Chapman

Mariners may make late-offseason acquisitions towards the back of the roster.
Seattle's interest in Matt Chapman hinges on him lowering his asking price significantly.
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5 days ago
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Brewers, Gary Sanchez Finalizing Restructured Deal

The Brewers and Gary Sanchez agreed on new contract terms due to concerns about his wrist.
Sanchez is expected to backup William Contreras and play as designated hitter against left-handed pitchers.
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5 days ago
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White Sox' Edgar Navarro To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Edgar Navarro to undergo Tommy John surgery, out for 2024 season
Navarro's shaky strikeout and walk tendencies hinder his performance
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5 days ago
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Yankees Notes: Judge, Holmes

Judge may require constant maintenance for his toe injury throughout his career
Judge's transition to center field with potential DH roles poses challenges
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5 days ago
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Kyle Tucker On Extension: Some Talks But No Offer

Kyle Tucker is open to discussing a contract extension with the Astros, even though there hasn't been a firm offer yet.
Astros GM Dana Brown has expressed interest in extending contracts for players, citing recent deals with Cristian Javier and José Altuve.
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5 days ago
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Orioles Outright Diego Castillo

Diego Castillo sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk by Orioles
Castillo may receive a non-roster invite to big league Spring Training.
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5 days ago
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Which Teams Could Still Accommodate J.D. Martinez?

JD Martinez is still unsigned despite a strong offensive record.
Teams seeking short-term offensive improvement may consider signing Martinez.
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5 days ago
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Rockies Re-Sign Matt Carasiti To Minor League Deal

The Rockies signed Matt Carasiti on a minor league deal after his previous stints with other teams.
Carasiti's performance in Triple-A was better compared to his big league stats.
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5 days ago
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Rays, Amed Rosario Agree To One-Year Deal

The Rays and Amed Rosario are in agreement on a one-year, $1.5MM deal, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.The infielder is represented by Octagon.
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5 days ago
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Mets To Play Nimmo In Left, Bader In Center

Brandon Nimmo to move from center field to left field for 2024 season
Harrison Bader signed a one-year, $10.5MM contract with the Mets.
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5 days ago
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Rays Sign Yu Chang To Minor League Deal

Chang signed minor league deal with Rays
Chang provides versatility and depth in Rays' infield
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6 days ago
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Hyun Jin Ryu Agrees To Deal With KBO's Hanwha Eagles

Ryu may return to South Korea for Hanwha Eagles
Potential record-setting contract in KBO for Ryu
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6 days ago
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Padres Sign Austin Davis, Zach Reks To Minor League Deals

Austin Davis and Reks signed minor league contracts with Padres after previous experiences in MLB and KBO.
Davis struggled with control and high ERA but showed potential, while Reks had a strong start in KBO but faced challenges.
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6 days ago
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Kendrick: D-Backs "May Run Out Of Time In Phoenix"

The Diamondbacks are frustrated with the lack of progress on a public funding agreement for Chase Field upgrade.
Owner Ken Kendrick emphasized the team's preference to stay at Chase Field and invest in its current location.
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6 days ago
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Cubs, Dominic Smith Agree To Minor League Deal

Cubs sign Dominic Smith on minor league contract with incentives up to $3.5MM.
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6 days ago
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A's Re-Sign Francisco Perez To Minor League Deal

Francisco Pérez signed a minor league contract with the A's after being outrighted to make room for Alex Wood.
Aaron Brooks rejoined the A's on a non-roster deal after playing in Triple-A with the Padres last season.
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6 days ago
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Orioles Acquire Kaleb Ort, Designate Peyton Burdick

Orioles acquired a reliever from the Phillies for cash considerations, designating outfielder Peyton Burdick for assignment.
Ort has moved from team to team through waivers or minor trades, showcasing his potential as a depth arm with a decent fastball.
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6 days ago
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Trout: Asking For Trade Is "Easy Way Out"

Trout expresses loyalty to Angels and desire to win a championship with the team.
Angels GM emphasizes no plans for rebuilding despite Ohtani's departure.
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6 days ago
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Pirates Claim Canaan Smith-Njigba From Mariners

The Pirates have claimed Canaan Smith-Njigba off waivers from the Mariners, per announcements from both clubs.The outfielder was designated for assignment by the M's on the weekend.
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6 days ago
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Yankees Have Offer Out To Blake Snell

Yankees have made an offer to free agent Blake Snell, but deal not imminent
Yankees may face challenges due to competitive balance tax in signing Snell
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