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9:31 AM ET ESPN News Services Manny Machado, on the verge of what could be one of the richest free-agent contracts in baseball history, wants teams to know that he is “the guy who does whatever he can to win for his team” and hopes to clarify his “Johnny Hustle” comment from the postseason. Machado
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11:47 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — The Miami Marlins have designated for assignment infielder-outfielder Derek Dietrich, who had been with the team since 2013. Dietrich is eligible for arbitration after making $2.9 million this year, when he hit .265 with 16 home runs in 149 games while playing mostly in left field. He’s a
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10:01 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Tanner Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. Oakland also added outfielders Luis Barrera and Skye Bolt, and right-handers Grant Holmes and James Kaprielian to the 40-man roster on Tuesday. Oakland now has 39
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9:03 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated C.J. Cron for assignment after the slugger hit 30 home runs with an .816 OPS last season. Cron batted .253, slugged .493 and drove in 74 runs in his first season with Tampa Bay, but the Rays cut the 28-year-old
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6:49 PM ET CHICAGO — Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey has resigned his position with the team, citing personal reasons, after one year on the job, the team announced Tuesday. “Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his decision to step down as pitching coach and leave the organization for personal reasons,” the Cub said in
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7:19 PM ET ESPN News Services Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin was given full clearance to resume baseball activity and will have no restrictions on strength and conditioning as he prepares for spring training, the team announced Tuesday. Martin, who was sidelined since Aug. 8 because of a life-threatening bacterial infection, was at the Cleveland
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6:37 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Boston pitcher David Price has won the AL Comeback Player of the Year award and Atlanta reliever Jonny Venters has earned the NL honor. Price, a 33-year-old left-hander, was 16-7 with a 3.58 ERA in 30 starts for the Red Sox, who won their fourth World Series
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2:37 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Pitcher Jenrry Mejia was released Tuesday by the New York Mets after serving three drug suspensions. The 29-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic was told in July by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred that he could return to the big leagues in 2019. Mejia was suspended for life
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10:42 AM ET Associated Press DUBUQUE, Iowa — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” must serve two to five years of probation. Television station KCRG reports that 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, also was granted a deferred judgment at
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10:58 AM ET After 21 seasons and over 3,000 hits, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement. In a statement in which he thanked his family, fans, agents, his former teams and Tommy Lasorda, Beltre, who will turn 40 in April, said it’s simply “time to call it a career.” “After careful
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7:40 PM ET ESPN Fantasy The New York Yankees were involved in the first major deal of the offseason, trading for Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher James Paxton on Monday. Heading back to Seattle is top-rated Yankees prospect Justus Sheffield, another hard-throwing southpaw. What does the deal mean from a fantasy perspective? ESPN Fantasy’s Eric Karabell,
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6:15 PM ET The Mariners and Yankees completed a trade Monday that sends ace left-hander James Paxton to New York for three prospects, including top-rated lefty Justus Sheffield. The other two prospects going to Seattle are outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams and right-handed pitcher Erik Swanson. Paxton, 30, has spent his entire career with Seattle. He went
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