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NEW YORK (AP) -- The busy Toronto Blue Jays struck again Friday with their latest big deal: All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera is set to join them in his return from a drug suspension.Upvote Share Tweet
Edgar Renteria helped Colombia to an 8-1 win over Nicaragua in a World Baseball Classic qualifier matchup on Friday night in the 16-year Major League veteran's first game for his native country.Upvote Share TweetMike Trout settled for runner-up when the BBWAA announced its choice for American League MVP, but the Angels' rookie sensation received the Junior Circuit's top honor when the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum announced its annual Legacy Awards on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Zduriencik says Mariners aren't targeting HamiltonAlthough the Mariners plan to pursue offensive upgrades this offseason, general manager Jack Zduriencik said Friday he doesn't see Seattle being big players in the pursuit of free-agent slugger Josh Hamilton.Upvote Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter has reached the postseason six times in his career, but he's never played in a World Series.Upvote Share TweetLance Berkman and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane met last week and discussed a potential return to the team for the free agent first baseman.Upvote Share Tweet
Major League brass share insight at sports panelsMets general manager Sandy Alderson and D-backs president Derrick Hall were among speakers representing Major League Baseball leadership at the seventh annual Ivy Sports Symposium on Friday at Columbia University.Upvote Share Tweet
Mayor Of Miami Writes Letter To Bud Selig Imploring Him To Stop The Marlins TradeIt's not just Marlins fans and baseball bloggers that are mad at Jeffrey Loria for gutting the Marlins roster yet again. Now the Mayor of Miami is lobbying for Bud Selig to prevent the Marlins from sticking the city of Miami with a brand new stadium tha…Upvote Share Tweet
Twins give Beresford first Spring Training inviteThe Twins have re-signed second baseman James Beresford to a Minor League deal that includes his first invite to Major League Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweet
Rick Porcello trades uniform No. 48 to Torii Hunter for Hurricane Sandy relief donationyahoo.com Updated Nov 16, 2012Right-hander Rick Porcello wears No. 48 for the Detroit Tigers. Outfielder Torii Hunter, who just signed with the Tigers, has worn No. 48 for the entirety of his career. Uh-oh. This isn't an NFL preseason game. There can't be two Nos. 48. There can be o…Upvote Share Tweet
Wood among four Minor League signingsThe Royals have signed four players, all with varying degrees of Major League experience, to Minor League contracts -- infielder Brandon Wood and pitchers Brian Sanches, Anthony Ortega and Atahualpa Severino.Upvote Share Tweet
Stanton solely focused on 'winning philosophy'Giancarlo Stanton shared his thoughts with Peter Gammons on the Marlins' trade the other night, expressing his frustration at being unable to actively pursue a "winning philosophy."Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins name Chuck Hernandez pitching coachChuck Hernandez has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins and new manager Mike Redmond.Upvote Share TweetThe Phillies think B.J. Upton could fill two sizable voids on their 2013 roster. First, he can play center field. Second, he is a right-handed bat with power. That combination has him unquestionably as their top offseason target.Upvote Share Tweet
Chipper Jones Has His Own Theories On JFK's AssassinationThe recently retired Chipper Jones is an entertaining force on Twitter. Wednesday night, while watching Oliver Stone's JFK on Reelz (really, Chipper? Reelz?), Chipper decided to get the truth out about what really happened in the assassination of JFK. W…Upvote Share TweetATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird.Upvote Share Tweet
Salt River, Peoria set to clash for AFL championshipThis might be an easygoing league, but in the one-game, winter-takes-all format of the finale, the desire to be crowned champion will be clearly evident, as the Salt River Rafters take on the Peoria Javelinas for the Arizona Fall League title on Saturda…Upvote Share TweetOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have traded right-hander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones to the San Diego Padres for infielder Andy Parrino and left-hander Andrew Werner.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Nov 16, 2012George Vecsey does not think the Mets should trade R.A. Dickey.Upvote Share Tweet
Prospects give Bucs food for thought in AFLOf the seven Pirates prospects who participated in the 2012 Arizona Fall League, three, including righty Vic Black, are not on the 40-man roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers will play Padres at Alamodome in MarchCNNSI.com Updated Nov 16, 2012SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Texas Rangers are going to defend the Alamo.Upvote Share Tweet
The Weirdest And Worst Ballots Of MLB Awards VotingJust because voting is subjective does not mean voters can't be wrong. So, with the knowledge that no ballot will make everyone happy, and with sincere appreciation for the BBWAA making all ballots public, let's hand out some awards to the most mystifyi…Upvote Share Tweet
School's out: Rice star Rendon adjusts to pro ballHave a few days? That's about how long it would take to run down the accolades and awards that have been bestowed on Anthony Rendon. Included in that is an incredible career at Rice University.Upvote Share TweetOne year after breaking his left leg and ankle in a collision at the plate, Buster Posey rebounded to win the NL MVP and Comeback Player of the Year Awards in 2012.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets give Bixler Minors deal with spring inviteThe Mets announced Friday that they have signed utility man Brian Bixler to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.Upvote Share Tweet
Reaching bigs no small goal for prospect VogelbachDaniel Vogelbach, the Cubs' second-round pick in 2011, likes to keep everybody loose. But he's very serious about becoming a Major League ballplayer.Upvote Share Tweet
New Orleans UYA opens renovated stadiumThe Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans' Pontchartrain Park officially reopened on Friday following a $6.5 million renovation project by MLB and the city after the original stadium was destroyed by Hurricane…Upvote Share Tweet
New Cardinals jersey puts ‘St. Louis’ in uniformsyahoo.com Updated Nov 16, 2012The St. Louis Cardinals are getting new uniforms for 2013. Now, before any traditionalist fashionistas out there lose their breakfast, it's OK, it's OK. They're not bringing back the blue Underoos from the prime of Ozzie Smith and Willie McGee. Instead,…Upvote Share Tweet
Take two? Award winners have work cut out to repeatNow that the MVP, Cy Young, and Manager of the Year Awards have been won, it is time to ask the question: Which of the players and skippers who took home the hardware in 2012 might do the same in 2013 and beyond?Upvote Share TweetUnderdog New Zealand's continuous scoring in every inning, including a big four-run second, helped the Kiwis upset Thailand, 12-2, in a game shortened to eight innings by the mercy rule in the World Baseball Classic qualifier on Friday at Xinzhuang Stad…Upvote Share Tweet
Royals honored for work in Latino communityThe Royals were honored as the El Dorado Corporation of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Prosecutors: 30-month sentence for DykstraFederal prosecutors in Los Angeles are asking that former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra serve a 21/2-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.Upvote Share TweetAstros prospect Murilo Gouvea's 3 1/3 scoreless innings helped Brazil claim a 3-2 win over host Panama in Thursday night's opener of the World Baseball Classic qualifier.Upvote Share TweetRyu Hyun-Jin grew up in South Korea dreaming of playing in his country's professional baseball league. Once he achieved that, he developed a new goal -- to pitch in the United States for a major league team.Upvote Share Tweet
Team Most Likely To Sign Josh HamiltonNov 16Tim Kurkjian discusses the team that is the most likely to sign free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Team Most Likely To Sign Zack GreinkeNov 16Tim Kurkjian discusses the team that is the most likely to sign free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke.
NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…Nov 16The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…Nov 16INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary BettmanNov 16Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.