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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.
In honor of Jackie Robinson's enrollment 75 years ago, UCLA renamed its athletic facilities "the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex" at a ceremony Friday.
General manager Brian Cashman remained tight-lipped Thursday while discussing the team's progress in the marketplace, indicating that there have been plenty of phone calls and text messages exchanged but little to show for it as of yet.
Anthony Rizzo made a point of reaching out to Rick Renteria shortly after he was dismissed as the Cubs manager, but also has talked with new skipper Joe Maddon and can't wait to start working with him. Rizzo, who was in Chicago on Friday to promote his first "Laugh Off for Cancer" event Jan. 15, said the addition of Maddon was "exciting news."
Padres GM A.J. Preller was in Miami on Friday to meet with Gustavo Vazquez, the agent for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. He was then expected to fly to the Dominican Republic on Saturday to meet with the agent for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, a baseball source told MLB.com.
A buzz is building around Marlins Park since the record-setting signing of Giancarlo Stanton on Wednesday. As the story remains hot on the news cycle, the organization is looking to ride the momentum.
The Tampa Bay Rays have whittled their managerial candidates list from 10 to three, and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash remains in play.
The Dodgers beefed up their needy bullpen on Thursday night, acquiring veteran right-hander Joel Peralta and Minor League lefty Adam Liberatore from the Rays in exchange for right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.
Alex Avila isn't sure whether a change of masks will change his fortunes when it comes to concussions. At this point, however, he's willing to consider it.
Though they are not currently positioned to provide the financial riches Jon Lester and Cuban sensation Yasmany Tomas will soon receive, the Braves have not ruled out the possibility of signing at least one of these top-tier free agents.
Say this much about first-year Padres general manager A.J. Preller: He's apparently leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of offensive help. Now it appears the Padres may have interest in Reds outfielder Jay Bruce.
The competition to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is heating up. The Braves and Padres have emerged as the front-runners in the Tomas sweepstakes and top officials from both clubs are expected to meet with him this weekend in the Dominican Republic, according to industry sources.
Reds outfielder Jay Bruce's agent affirmed his client's "desire to remain a Red for life" amid a report that the team is open to trading the two-time All-Star after he declined a pair of offers for a contract extension earlier this year.
The White Sox are one of three teams inquiring about D-backs catcher Miguel Montero, according to a report Thursday in The Arizona Republic. Montero, 31, is a two-time All-Star who has drawn interest from the crosstown-rival Cubs and Dodgers, as well as the South Siders.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and former big league manager Bobby Valentine will once again rappel down the side of a 22-story building in Stamford, Conn., as part of the annual Heights & Lights event.
There is no game clock in baseball, but time is ticking away to have a say in honoring the very best of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Voting for the GIBBYs (Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards) ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. ET.
After helping to rejuvenate the careers of many talented but struggling arms in recent seasons. the Bucs are looking to have the same success with Radhames Liz after signing the right to a two-year, $3 million deal.
Former big league infielder Craig Counsell said he has removed himself from the running to be the next Tampa Bay Rays manager, in part because he's enjoying his role as a special assistant to the general manager for the Brewers.
A late-season concussion aside, one of the few bright spots for the Red Sox in 2014 was the play of Brock Holt, who came out of nowhere to contribute all over the diamond. Holt is now concussion-free, and he is going through his offseason as planned.
Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval continued to be a source of considerable Hot Stove speculation on Thursday, with the Blue Jays reportedly in the mix of suitors. Here's a recap of the major Hot Stove stories of the day.