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The Astros traded infielder Jonathan Villar to the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for Minor League right-hander Cy Sneed, while clearing more space on their 40-man roster by releasing outfielder Robbie Grossman and left-hander Luis Cruz.
While the Tigers continue their search for Major League pitching to add to their roster, they have some decisions to make on their pitching prospects ahead of next month's Rule 5 Draft.
In multiple interviews after winning the 2015 American League Cy Young Award, left-hander Dallas Keuchel repeatedly gave credit to pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Craig Bjornson for helping him become one of the top pitchers in the game.
The Astros' Dallas Keuchel and the Cubs' Jake Arrieta were named the American and National League Cy Young Award winners, respectively, on Wednesday after tremendous seasons in which they produced all sorts of impressive numbers.
Opening Day 2016 will feature a combined seven national ESPN telecasts -- three on Sunday, April 3, and four on Monday, April 4 -- Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Thursday at the end of Major League Baseball's quarterly Owners Meetings in Dallas.
Two teams that needed closers going into the offseason are no longer potential trade matches with the Reds for their closer, Aroldis Chapman. The Reds are still keeping an eye on the market and listening for offers.
The Cubs are interested in a reunion with right-hander Jeff Samardzija, adding them to the mix of teams looking at the free agent, according to MLB.com's Phil Rogers.
The Cubs on Thursday struck a one-year deal with free-agent right-handed reliever Andury Acevedo, a former Yankees farmhand.
It didn't take long for the Braves to be reminded of the risk that was taken when they selected Kolby Allard with the 14th overall pick in this year's Draft. The talented 18-year-old pitcher is recovering from his second back surgery in less than a year.
College football isn't the only sport getting ready for "rivalry week." Several powerhouse teams from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela are set to square off for two days of impassioned baseball at Marlins Park. The inaugural Serie de las Americas is set for this weekend at Marlins Park. A pair of doubleheaders is set for Saturday and Sunday, with the championship being aired on MLB Network.
South Korea left a raucous home crowd stunned in the semifinals of the WBSC Premier12 tournament on Thursday, when it stormed back with four runs in the ninth inning to shock Japan and advance to the championship with a 4-3 victory.
The last time the Mets won Major League Baseball's now-coveted Club Retailer of the Year Award was 2006, and those were the days when players still wore stinky wool caps, Cyber Monday was something new, women's gear was pretty much pink, and you could customize a David Wright No. 5 home jersey for the holidays.
Who has the best bat in the 2016 Draft, and who has the most upside? Jim Callis answers those questions and more in his Pipeline Inbox.
The 2015 season represented to Hal Steinbrenner what he envisioned for years: that the Yankees could compete with a roster not built largely around big-ticket free-agent signings.
The rumor mill was in full swing Wednesday, with the Mets and Cubs rumored to be interested in some big-name free agents and the Orioles and Pirates said to have put trade talks on hold.
Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel was named the American League Cy Young Award winner, presented by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, on Wednesday. Keuchel is the third Astro to win the award (Mike Scott in 1986, Roger Clemens in 2004), and the first since the club moved to the AL.
The winners of this year's Baseball Writers' Association of America Cy Young Awards are being unveiled now during an hour-long special on MLB Network, with companion coverage online at MLB.com.
This was a year when I'm sure many voters for the NL Cy Young longed for the days of statistical simplicity. Because to bury your nose into the numbers was to come to the conclusion that there really was no correct conclusion.
By compiling this abundance of pitching, the Braves have created depth to overcome injuries and the inevitable decline of some of these hurlers. But at the same time, they've created an opportunity to trade from this abundance to strengthen areas of need in the future.
The Dodgers have trimmed their manager finalists to Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts, eliminating Bud Black, according to an ESPN tweet.