11/23/2014 | Red Sox reportedly close on Hanley, finalist for Sandoval
Not only are they believed to be one of the three finalists for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, but FOXSports.com reports that Boston has reached an agreement with Hanley Ramirez in the neighborhood of five years and $90 million.
11/23/2014 | Rumor roundup: Rangers asking about J. Upton
Because the Braves dealt Jason Heyward to the Cardinals this offseason, there has been talk that Atlanta also might consider parting ways with fellow outfielder Justin Upton. As the Hot Stove season continues to heat up, multiple reports Sunday said the Rangers have spoken with the Braves regarding Upton.
11/23/2014 | A's acquire first baseman Davis from Pirates
The A's have acquired first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot No. 86 from the Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot No. 27.
11/23/2014 | Source: Twins to hire Allen as pitching coach
The Twins are close to adding a pitching coach from outside of the organization, as they're set to hire Neil Allen from the Rays' organization, according to a Major League source.
11/23/2014 | Hall of Fame to release ballot today
For a second consecutive year, the National Baseball Hall of Fame player ballot to be released today, in conjunction with the Baseball Writers' Association of America, boasts an embarrassment of riches, this time for the prospective Class of 2015.
11/23/2014 | Indians acquire Brewer from D-backs; designate Barnes
The Indians added one pitcher to their roster Sunday and removed another, acquiring right-hander Charles Brewer from the D-backs in exchange for cash considerations and designating left-hander Scott Barnes for assignment.
11/23/2014 | Buckle up: MLB offseason about to get wild
In a sport where the talent level is so close among the top 20 or so teams, it's fascinating to watch every general manager attempt to create a certain vision of his club. Best of all, we're just getting started.
11/23/2014 | Auld goes from fourth-grade classroom to big leagues
After four years of teaching, Brian Auld opted to attend Harvard Business School to earn an MBA, which is when Matt Silverman called to offer Auld a job. But Auld, the current Rays president, learned a lot from his time in the classroom.
11/23/2014 | La Russa hosts weekend in Las Vegas supporting Pets for Vets
An illustrious list of dignitaries joined Tony La Russa in Las Vegas to support Pets for Vets, the latest project for the D-backs' chief baseball officer, aimed at providing military veterans with the recuperative companionship of dogs.
11/23/2014 | In bid for Sandoval, Padres' offer 'very competitive'
The Padres made a "very competitive offer" to free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a baseball source told MLB.com late Saturday.
11/22/2014 | Rumor roundup: Kemp interest growing
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is owed $107 million over the next five years, but an online report said that Kemp is "drawing interest." Here's a recap of the other Hot Stove stories of the day.
11/22/2014 | UCLA retires No. 42, renames athletic facilities after Jackie
In honor of Jackie Robinson's enrollment 75 years ago, UCLA retired No. 42 in all its sports and renamed its athletic facilities the "Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex."
11/22/2014 | Musial exhibit sure to be hit with Cardinals fans
On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum opened its first temporary exhibit, Stan Musial: "The Man" Off the Field. The exhibit focuses on the life and contributions that Musial made outside of baseball, and it will be in place until next November.
11/22/2014 | D-backs deal right-handers Bolsinger, Brewer
The D-backs traded right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger to the Dodgers on Saturday for cash considerations, the team announced, and sent right-hander Charles Brewer to the Indians.
11/22/2014 | Historic football rivalry runs wild in Yankee Stadium
The most-played rivalry in college football came to Yankee Stadium on Saturday as Lafayette defeated Lehigh, 27-7, in the 150th meeting between the schools. Among those in attendance for the game was Cubs manager Joe Maddon, a member of Lafayette's class of 1976.
11/22/2014 | Dodgers acquire Bolsinger from D-backs
The Dodgers acquired right-hander Mike Bolsinger from the D-backs on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. Bolsinger made his big league debut this season and made his first career start at Dodger Stadium on April 19.
11/22/2014 | Fall League puts six players on fantasy watch
Plenty of under-the-radar prospects were able to raise their stock a bit in the Arizona Fall League. Here are six such players that could make an impact in fantasy leagues in 2015 or beyond.
11/22/2014 | Switch-pitcher Venditte inks Minor League deal
The ambidextrous Pat Venditte will take his switch-pitching talents to Oakland on a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training, according to a recent tweet from his agent, Marc Kligman.
11/22/2014 | Twins reportedly win bidding on Korean lefty Yang
The Twins have won the bidding for Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang and are nearing a deal with the left-hander, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. The club has not confirmed the report.
11/22/2014 | Cubs add Blanco to Maddon's coaching staff
Henry Blanco, who played for the Cubs from 2005-08, is back with the club, joining manager Joe Maddon's staff as a quality assurance coach.
11/22/2014 | Fantasy power: There are bargains to be had in 2015
Players with the ability to hit at least 20 homers are becoming a more valuable commodity in fantasy baseball given the dearth power in the big leagues, and many of these talents are available for a bargain price.
11/22/2014 | Panda to pick between SF, SD and Boston
The Red Sox could have the lead in the bidding for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, with The Boston Globe reporting on Saturday that the club's five-year, $95 million offer may give it the edge over the Giants and Padres. The club has not commented on the report.
11/22/2014 | Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau
Former Angels and Mariners GM Bill Bavasi is set to be named as the new director of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau (MLBSB), leaving his job as vice president of scouting, player development and international operations for the Reds.
11/22/2014 | Ten big-name trade candidates
Right now, plenty of those swap discussions are taking place around Major League Baseball, and we've already seen one blockbuster trade this Hot Stove season. Given the escalating costs of free agency and the thin pool, there are more trades to come. Here are the 10 biggest names realistically in the trade mix this winter.
11/22/2014 | Speedskater-turned-businessman Plant makes mark on Atlanta
Mike Plant has made a significant impact since joining the Braves after the 2003 season, and he calls his efforts toward the forthcoming stadium in Cobb County the "crown jewel" of his career.
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