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Athletics decline to extend qualifying offer to Lowrie

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:30
Even though they're without a big league shortstop for 2015, the A's did not extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to free agent Jed Lowrie. Subsequently, they won't receive Draft compensation should the infielder sign elsewhere.
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AP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:06

Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

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Free agency's roots begin with Catfish

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 21:25
Forty years ago today, everything began to change for baseball players. Because Catfish Hunter didn't accept overdue payments from Charlie Finley, baseball would have its first real free agent.
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Kenny defends DiMaggio's defensive abilities

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 21:18
Joe DiMaggio is one of the greatest players in the history of Major League Baseball. There is no argument about that. But on Tuesday, which would have been his 100th birthday, one baseball historian questioned DiMaggio's defensive skills as a center fielder.
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No rest for charitable Granderson in offseason

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 21:00
By the time Major League Baseball's season comes to an end, most players want nothing more than to head straight home and relax. Not Curtis Granderson, who has been spending time supporting charities, delivering speeches and participating in fundraisers for children.
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MLB minimum salary rises to $507,500 from $500,000 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:32
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball's minimum salary is rising to $507,500 next year from $500,000.
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Cubs say bleachers may not be ready by opener

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:19
The Wrigley Field bleachers, currently undergoing a major renovation, may not be ready by Opening Night because of unseasonably cold weather and delays with related projects, but a contingency plan is in place for season-ticket holders, a Cubs spokesman said Wednesday.
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Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:52

CHICAGO (AP) -- The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day.

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Dodgers send infielder Jackson to Royals

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:32
Infielder Ryan Jackson, a member of the Dodgers for 23 days, was traded to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for cash considerations.
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Reliever Frieri agrees to $800,000 deal with Rays (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:29
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Reliever Ernesto Frieri and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to an $800,000, one-year contract.
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Prospect Guzman involved in car accident in Dominican

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:11
Rangers prospect Ronald Guzman was involved in a car accident Tuesday morning in his hometown of LaVega in the Dominican Republic that left a motorcyclist dead, according to The Associated Press.
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Source: Tomas agrees to six-year deal with D-backs

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:05
Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and the D-backs have agreed to a six-year deal worth $68.5 million, according to industry sources. The D-backs have not confirmed the agreement.
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O's acquire lefty Barnes from Indians for cash

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:42
The Indians traded left-hander Scott Barnes to the Orioles for cash considerations on Wednesday, with Baltimore also signing infielder Rey Navarro to a Major League contract.
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Reds sign Boesch to Minor League contract

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:05
In a move that added depth to the pool of outfielders, and potentially their bench, the Reds signed Brennan Boesch to a Minor League contract and invited him to big league camp at Spring Training.
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Brewers' Braun optimistic about injured right hand (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:26

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- As drivers pulled up in their cars to drop off canned goods at Miller Park, Ryan Braun collected the Thanksgiving donations and offered a warm handshake with his gloved right hand.

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Marlins seek lefty balance in lineup, on mound

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 16:53
When it comes to making personnel decisions, the Marlins have a long history of saying "quality is quality" regardless of whether a hitter or pitcher is right-handed or left-handed. The World Series-winning 2003 squad, for instance, was predominantly right-handed in both the hitting and pitching departments. But as Miami's front office scans the market for upgrades, they are definitely seeking to add more left-handed balance.
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Braun feeling good following thumb surgery

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-11-26 16:50
Ryan Braun won't know for sure until he gets back to the grind of baseball and fends off a few 95-mph inside fastballs. But so far, the Brewers right fielder believes his thumb surgery was a success.
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