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Source: Twins to hire Allen as pitching coach

Source: Twins to hire Allen as pitching coach

MLB.com Updated 6 hours ago
The Twins are close to adding a pitching coach from outside of the organization, as they're set to hire Neil Allen from the Rays' organization, according to a Major League source.
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  • Indians acquire Brewer from D-backs; designate Barnes

    Indians acquire Brewer from D-backs; designate Barnes

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    The Indians added one pitcher to their roster Sunday and removed another, acquiring right-hander Charles Brewer from the D-backs in exchange for cash considerations and designating left-hander Scott Barnes for assignment.
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  • D-backs deal right-handers Bolsinger, Brewer

    D-backs deal right-handers Bolsinger, Brewer

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    The D-backs traded right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger to the Dodgers on Saturday for cash considerations, the team announced, and sent right-hander Charles Brewer to the Indians.
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  • Twins reportedly win bidding on Korean lefty Yang

    Twins reportedly win bidding on Korean lefty Yang

    MLB.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    The Twins have won the bidding for Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang and are nearing a deal with the left-hander, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. The club has not confirmed the report.
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  • Sources: White Sox snag LaRoche for $25M

    Sources: White Sox snag LaRoche for $25M

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 21 (yesterday)
    The Chicago White Sox snagged the lefty-hitting run producer they were looking for by agreeing to a two-year, $25 million deal with Adam LaRoche on Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN.
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  • Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

    Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

    MLB.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)
    The Tigers added depth to their outfield ranks and footspeed to their camp this week by signing former Orioles and Mariners farmhand Xavier Avery to a Minor League contract.
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  • Down year doesn't derail White Sox hopes for Johnson

    Down year doesn't derail White Sox hopes for Johnson

    MLB.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)
    Erik Johnson was penciled into the four-spot of the 2014 starting five, but his effort almost immediately didn't look anything like what the White Sox envisioned. Johnson made it through five starts with a 6.46 ERA before being moved back to Triple-A Ch…
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  • White Sox reportedly asking about catcher Montero

    White Sox reportedly asking about catcher Montero

    MLB.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)
    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…
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  • Padres make Minors trade among roster moves

    Padres make Minors trade among roster moves

    MLB.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    The Padres tidied up their 40-man roster on Thursday in advance of the Rule 5 Draft next month, pulling off a trade, adding three to the roster while shedding two other players. The Padres traded outfielder Reymond Fuentes to the Royals in exchange for …
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  • Royals make trade, add prospects to 40-man roster

    Royals make trade, add prospects to 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    The Royals spiced up their 40-man roster moves on Thursday by making a trade, acquiring outfielder Reymond Fuentes from San Diego for Minor League pitcher Kyle Bartsch. They also promoted outfielder Jorge Bonifacio and shortstop Orlando Calixte, which b…
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  • Tigers had talks with Astros about acquiring a catcher

    Tigers had talks with Astros about acquiring a catcher

    MLB.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    The Tigers picked up the club option on Alex Avila's contract earlier this week, but they remain in the news surrounding catching. While Major League sources confirmed a report from FOXSports.com that Detroit had talks with the Astros about their catchi…
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  • Top prospects Sano, Meyer, Rosario on 40-man roster

    Top prospects Sano, Meyer, Rosario on 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    The Twins added four players to their 40-man roster Thursday, including top prospects Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer and Eddie Rosario, to protect them from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft in December. Sano, Meyer and Rosario were all considered locks, but …
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  • Tigers protect Nesbitt, Machado from Rule 5 Draft

    Tigers protect Nesbitt, Machado from Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Nov 20 (3 days ago)
    The Tigers filled their 40-man roster Thursday, purchasing the contracts of relief prospect Angel Nesbitt and infielder Dixon Machado to protect them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.
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  • Billy Butler and A’s Complete $30 Million, 3-Year Deal

    Billy Butler and A’s Complete $30 Million, 3-Year Deal

    nytimes.com Nov 19 (5 days ago)
    Butler, who can contribute at multiple positions, said of the Royals, his old team: “We gave them a chance. It didn’t work out.”
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  • Indians have decisions as Rule 5 Draft approaches

    Indians have decisions as Rule 5 Draft approaches

    MLB.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)
    Before the clock strikes midnight on Thursday night, Major League teams must decide which Rule 5 Draft-eligible players will be added to their respective 40-man rosters. The Indians currently have five open spots on their roster and a handful of interes…
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  • Williams: We want White Sox fans to 'dream again'

    Williams: We want White Sox fans to 'dream again'

    MLB.com ESPN.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    Ken Williams expects a very active and interesting Winter Meetings beginning on Dec. 8 in San Diego, based on the conversations he's already heard during Hot Stove talk getting increasingly warmer by the day.
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  • Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    MLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    The World Series-champion Giants will open their Spring Training schedule on March 3 against the Athletics at newly renovated HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., and they will face the American League-champion Royals on March 23 at Scottsdale Stadium.
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  • Tigers may be weighing 'Scherzer or Price?'

    Tigers may be weighing 'Scherzer or Price?'

    MLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    We can all agree (I think) that Max Scherzer is the top arm available in free agency. The dude turned down $144 million after his 2013 American League Cy Young Award-winning season and backed that up with a '14 season in which his numbers remained elite…
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  • Gomes, Kluber form dynamic duo for Indians

    Gomes, Kluber form dynamic duo for Indians

    MLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    Two seasons ago, Corey Kluber and Yan Gomes competed for jobs with the Tribe during the spring, but both were shipped to Triple-A Columbus to start the year. It did not take long for the duo to join the Indians, seize regular roles and develop into one …
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  • Indians add vet RHP Marcum with minors deal

    Indians add vet RHP Marcum with minors deal

    ESPN.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    The Indians have signed free agent pitchers Shaun Marcum and Dustin Molleken to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to training camp.
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  • Nunez steps in to help MLB All-Stars in victory

    Nunez steps in to help MLB All-Stars in victory

    MLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    After entering as a substitute in the fourth inning of the MLB All-Stars' game against Samurai Japan on Tuesday, infielder Eduardo Nunez made the most of his opportunities. The Twins utility man was right in the thick of things from the minute he steppe…
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  • Tigers pick up 2015 option on Avila

    Tigers pick up 2015 option on Avila

    MLB.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    The Tigers announced Monday that they've picked up their $5.4 million option on Alex Avila, bypassing his final season of arbitration. The club option was part of the contract that the team and Avila's agent, Jim Murray, negotiated last winter to avoid …
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  • Guthrie visits Japanese Hall of Fame exhibit

    Guthrie visits Japanese Hall of Fame exhibit

    MLB.com Nov 17 (7 days ago)
    Throughout his time at the Japan All-Star Series, Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has learned much about his Japanese heritage. Guthrie has met relatives for the first time, eaten new foods and soaked up as much of the culture as possible. Sunday, th…
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  • Video - Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job 02:31

    Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Rays Job

    Nov 21
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick breaks down Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu as the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Video - LaRoche, White Sox Agree To Two Years 02:41

    LaRoche, White Sox Agree To Two Years

    Nov 21
    ESPNChicago.com's Doug Padilla discusses Adam LaRoche and the White Sox agreeing to a two-year, $25 million deal and what the left-handed hitter will do for Chicago.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Butler Heads West 02:08

    Buster's Blog: Butler Heads West

    Nov 19
    Buster Olney takes a look at Billy Butler's new three-year, $30 million deal with the Oakland Athletics and ponders who could be the next free agent to sign.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Max Scherzer 01:45

    SweetSpot TV: Max Scherzer

    Nov 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at Max Scherzer's free-agent stock.

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