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New shortstop Lowrie re-introduces himself to Houston

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 18:55
Jed Lowrie felt wanted in Houston, and the Astros believe that the switch-hitting shortstop can improve the team in 2015 with his hitting, fielding and leadership. The newest Astro addressed the hometown media after the club agreed to terms with the free agent on a three-year deal.
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Huntington, Hurdle: Alvarez is option No. 1 at first

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 18:20
Two developments on Monday brought a little more clarity to perhaps the fuzziest inset of the 2015 Pirates' picture: The first-base cast. Free-agent first baseman Michael Morse reached a two-year agreement with the Marlins, who reportedly had prior trade interest in Pedro Alvarez, among others, for that position.
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Capuano reportedly agrees to one-year deal with Yanks

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:10
The Yankees have agreed on a one-year deal to bring back Chris Capuano, according to a report from the YES Network on Tuesday.
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White Sox set to unveil Samardzija, Robertson, Melky

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:53
The White Sox will formally introduce new acquisitions Melky Cabrera, David Robertson and Jeff Samardzija this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. CT during a news conference at U.S. Cellular Field.
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10 reasons to put 2015 MLB.TV Premium on your gift list

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:50
The perfect holiday gift for Major League Baseball fans has just arrived: 2015 MLB.TV Premium. Signups are underway at $129.99 for the yearly gift subscription, and you can even give it to yourself. The recipient will be able to watch every live out-of-market game in the next regular season over more than 400 devices, thanks to the Internet's longest-running and No. 1 sports streaming product.
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Astros sign Lowrie to 3-year deal

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:50
The Astros have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent shortstop/infielder Jed Lowrie.
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Marlins full of intrigue after roster reshaping

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:38
Michael Morse does two things for the Miami Marlins, both significant. First, he continues the momentum that began with the signing of Giancarlo Stanton. Second, Morse adds to a team that already looked capable of contending for a postseason berth in 2015.
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Astros reach settlement with Draft pick Nix

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:36
Jacob Nix, the Astros' fifth-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, has come to a settlement with the club over a grievance filed after he wasn't signed by Houston.
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Hometown shows pride for Panik after quick ascension

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:00
Joe Panik has been the talk of town in his suburban New York community since the Giants selected him in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, but never more so than in recent months as he took the local-boy-makes-good narrative several steps further than anyone could have reasonably expected a year ago.
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AP source: Cubs, Motte agree to 1-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-12-16 02:40

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Motte is moving to the other side of one of baseball's best rivalries.

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AP source: Rios, Royals agree to $11 million deal (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-12-16 02:25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Outfielder Alex Rios and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday.

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AP source: White Sox reach $42M deal with Cabrera (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-12-16 02:15

CHICAGO (AP) -- The White Sox finalized a $42 million, three-year contract with free agent Melky Cabrera on Monday, bolstering their outfield with their latest big move in an impressive offseason.

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Lester hopes to end Cubs' century-plus drought (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-12-16 02:12

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Lester insisted there's no reason the Chicago Cubs can't contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line.

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Twins welcome their latest Santana (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-12-16 01:58

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ervin Santana's given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues.

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Callaspo, Braves finalize 1-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-12-16 01:38
ATLANTA (AP) -- Infielder Alberto Callaspo and the Atlanta Braves have finalized a one-year contract.
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MLB auction to benefit LUNGevity collects more than $175K

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 01:25
Major League Baseball raised more than $175,000 for LUNGevity, the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, through an online auction during last week's Winter Meetings.
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Trade looking more likely as Giants eye third-base answer

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 01:24
The Giants might have to engineer a trade to obtain a third baseman, since the supply of capable free agents at that position dwindled sharply Monday.
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Championship drought? Lester up for the challenge

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-12-16 01:12
Jon Lester, who was in the Red Sox's farm system when Boston claimed the 2004 World Series trophy and snapped a lengthy title drought, is excited for the opportunity to end an even longer streak with the Cubs.
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