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Red Sox acquire Craig Kimbrel from Padres

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The Boston Red Sox on Friday night acquired four-time All Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres, the teams announced. The #RedSox today acquired 4-time All-Star RHP Craig Kimbrel from SD in exchange for 4 minor league players (cont). — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) November 14, 2015 #RedSox send OF Manuel Margot, INF’s Javier Guerra & Carlos Asuaje, ...

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Detroit Tigers interested in signing SP Yovani Gallardo

Yovani Gallardo

Yovani Gallardo is one of the more intriguing free agents on the MLB Free Agency market this offseason. He isn’t viewed as one of the top starting pitchers available and there are going to be quite a few teams interested in signing him. According to a report from Buster Olney, the Detroit Tigers are interested in signing him. As the ...

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Braves trade Andrelton Simmons to Angels

Andrelton Simmons

The Atlanta Braves on Thursday traded shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels in a deal that nets the Braves a package of prospects, and established shortstop Erick Aybar. Braves acquire IF Erick Aybar, LHP Sean Newcomb & RHP Chris Ellis & cash from Angels for SS Andrelton Simmons and C Jose Briceno — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) November 13, ...

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Mariners acquire Joaquin Benoit from Padres

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The Seattle Mariners have acquired relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit from the San Diego Padres, according to the Padres. The Padres will receive pitcher Enyel De Los Santos and infielder Nelson Ward in return for Benoit.  Benoit spent the last two seasons with the Padres.  He was highly pursued last season and at this year’s trade deadline. The #Padres acquire RHP ...

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MLB announces 2015 MVP, Cy Young, Manager, Rookie of the Year finalists

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Tuesday night, MLB and the BBWAA announced three finalists for each of 2015’s major awards. These are regular-season awards only. The postseason has no impact. The finalists for each of the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Manager of the Year and Rookie of the Year were announced live during an MLB Network broadcast Tuesday evening. Here are the results. ROOKIE OF ...

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Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dies at age 29

Tommy Hanson

Former MLB pitcher Tommy Hanson has died, the Atlanta Braves confirmed late Monday night. The 29-year-old Hanson pitched five seasons in the major leagues, four with the Braves and one with the Los Angeles Angels in 2013. A group of Hanson’s former teammates was nearby when he died at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Very sad to hear about Tommy Hanson. Wish his family and close friends a ...

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5 things the Blue Jays must do this winter

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays are hot off their best season in 22 years. The team made it to the postseason for the first time since Joe Carter walked off the 1993 World Series, and reached the American League Championship Series where they lost to the World Champion Kansas City Royals in six games. After the success of 2015, the organization ...

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Report: Nationals may reverse course on decision to hire Bud Black

Dusty Baker

On October 28, reports insisted the Washington Nationals had decided on their next manager to replace Matt Williams, and it would be Bud Black. The initial report came from the Washington Post, and was confirmed by many major media outlets. An official team announcement was expected after the conclusion of the World Series. However, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting ...

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Kansas City Royals rally to win World Series

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The Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings early Monday for their first World Series championship since 1985. Down 2-0 in the ninth, Kansas City fought back against the Mets’ Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia.   Lorenzo Cain walked and stole second against Harvey.  Then,  Eric Hosmer hit a run-scoring double off the wall, and Mets manager Terry Collins went to Familia, who ...

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Royals a win away from World Series crown

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The Kansas City Royals need just a win in November to be World Series champions. Kansas City took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup with the New York Mets after a 5-3 win Saturday night. The Royals, down 3-2, were five outs away from a 2-2 Series tie with the Mets until Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy let a routine grounder by Eric Hosmer ...

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