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Chavez hired by Yankees as special assignment scout

Chavez hired by Yankees as special assignment scout

MLB.com Updated 13 hours ago
The Yankees have hired Eric Chavez, who announced his retirement after playing this season for the D-backs, as a special assignment scout.
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  • Orioles decline OF Markakis' $17.5M option

    Orioles decline OF Markakis' $17.5M option

    ESPN.com 42 minutes ago
    The Baltimore Orioles declined their $17.5 million mutual option on Nick Markakis' contract, perhaps ending the veteran outfielder's nine-year stint in Baltimore.
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  • Revisions made to Yankees' spring schedule

    Revisions made to Yankees' spring schedule

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    The Yankees announced on Friday that four revisions have been made to their 2015 Spring Training schedule.
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  • Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

    Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

    ESPN.com deadspin.com 18 hours ago
    The Chicago Cubs will announce the hiring former Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history on Monday, the team announced in a release Friday.
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  • First to 10? Rays exercise option on Zobrist

    First to 10? Rays exercise option on Zobrist

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Red Sox decline Breslow's option for 2015

    Red Sox decline Breslow's option for 2015

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    The Red Sox declined their $4 million option on reliever Craig Breslow -- key component during Boston's run to the 2013 World Series championship -- allowing the veteran lefty to become a free agent on Friday.
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  • Blue Jays claim Dirks, sign Francis to Minor League deal

    Blue Jays claim Dirks, sign Francis to Minor League deal

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    The Blue Jays brought in a couple experienced players on Friday, claiming outfielder Andy Dirks off waivers from Detroit and signing left-hander Jeff Francis to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
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  • Red Sox positioned for active Hot Stove season

    Red Sox positioned for active Hot Stove season

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    The conclusion of the World Series means the beginning of what will be a busy Hot Stove season for Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. A second last-place American League East finish in three seasons didn't sit well within anyone in the offices of 4…
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  • NY Jets' John Idzik in need of lessons from Yankees' Brian Cash…

    NY Jets' John Idzik in need of lessons from Yankees' Brian Cashman

    nydailynews.com Oct 31 (yesterday)
    The Jets once brought in Joe Girardi to teach Mark Sanchez how to slide. Now they should bring in Brian Cashman to teach John Idzik how to deal with the media. When it comes to maneuvering and manipulating, when it comes to either answering questions ca…
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  • O's exercise options on pitchers Chen, O'Day

    O's exercise options on pitchers Chen, O'Day

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day.
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  • Cherington hopes to meet with Lester

    Cherington hopes to meet with Lester

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Starting on Tuesday, the Red Sox can start negotiating with free agents on other teams. And that could include a pitcher the Red Sox are extremely familiar with in lefty Jon Lester, the man they traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes back i…
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  • Castillo may not play winter ball because of thumb injury

    Castillo may not play winter ball because of thumb injury

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo's plan of getting a number of at-bats during the offseason has been derailed by a right thumb contusion he sustained while playing in the Arizona Fall League.
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  • Koji Uehara, Red Sox agree to new two-year contract worth $18 m…

    Koji Uehara, Red Sox agree to new two-year contract worth $18 million

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The luster wore off Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara a bit in 2014, but the team still likes Uehara enough to extend him for two more seasons. The team announced Thursday a new two-year contract for Uehara, who will bypass free agency and make $18M ove…
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  • Bird, Mondesi added to Fall Stars Game rosters

    Bird, Mondesi added to Fall Stars Game rosters

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    The Arizona Fall League announced Wednesday six players have been added to the rosters for Saturday's Fall Stars Game, including Scottsdale first baseman Greg Bird, the circuit's home run leader and Yankees' No. 11 prospect, and Peoria shortstop Raul Mo…
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  • Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retiring

    Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retiring

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Former Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent says.
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  • Joe Maddon Reaches Agreement to Manage Chicago Cubs

    Joe Maddon Reaches Agreement to Manage Chicago Cubs

    nytimes.com deadspin.com Oct 29 (3 days ago)
    Maddon, who managed the Tampa Bay Rays for the last nine seasons and exercised an opt-out clause in his contract last week to leave the team, reached a deal to manage the Cubs.
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  • Imagine if the SF Giants could turn to Zack Wheeler in World Se…

    Imagine if the SF Giants could turn to Zack Wheeler in World Series Game 7 vs. the Royals 

    nydailynews.com Oct 29 (3 days ago)
    The Giants are proof of what great scouting and some good fortune can produce with high draft picks, the type the Yankees haven’t had in 20-some years.
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  • Giants win in Game 7 would put Peavy in exclusive club

    Giants win in Game 7 would put Peavy in exclusive club

    MLB.com Oct 29 (3 days ago)
    Jake Peavy didn't help his cause with a rough Game 6 performance on Tuesday, but he could still join an exclusive club by winning a World Series in consecutive seasons with two teams following his championship with the Red Sox in 2013.
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  • Blue Jays claim former Mariners 1B Smoak

    Blue Jays claim former Mariners 1B Smoak

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 28 (4 days ago)
    The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers Tuesday.
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  • Ex-Tigers pitcher Robinson dies at age 52

    Ex-Tigers pitcher Robinson dies at age 52

    ESPN.com Oct 27 (5 days ago)
    Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He was 52.
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  • Yanks, Mets donate Berra replicas to museum

    Yanks, Mets donate Berra replicas to museum

    ESPN.com Oct 27 (5 days ago)
    According to a statement on the website of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, New Jersey, Berra's two former teams, the Yankees and Mets, will donate replicas of the priceless items stolen from the museum in an Oct. 9th burglary.
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  • Braves hire hitting coach Seitzer from Jays

    Braves hire hitting coach Seitzer from Jays

    ESPN.com Oct 27 (5 days ago)
    The Atlanta Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach.
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  • Roc Nation ties have Red Sox looking to deal Yoenis Cespedes

    Roc Nation ties have Red Sox looking to deal Yoenis Cespedes

    nydailynews.com Oct 26 (6 days ago)
    Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to switch agents to Roc Nation is said to increase the likelihood the Red Sox will trade the Cuban slugger this winter while they can still get something substantial in return for him with his free agency pending after next sea…
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  • Miguel Cabrera's recovery from ankle surgery could linger into …

    Miguel Cabrera's recovery from ankle surgery could linger into 2015 season

    yahoo.com Oct 25
    The Detroit Tigers season ended earlier then they'd hoped and in very disappointing fashion after they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. Now their offseason is getting off to a pretty rough start too after the team learned that Miguel Cab…
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  • Video - Youkilis To Retire From Baseball 02:23

    Youkilis To Retire From Baseball

    Oct 30
    ESPN senior baseball writer Jerry Crasnick discusses Kevin Youkilis retiring from baseball.
  • Video - Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara To Two-Year Deal 04:21

    Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara To Two-Year Deal

    Oct 30
    Gordon Edes discusses the two-year, $18 million deal Koji Uehara signed with the Boston Red Sox and what it means for the team.
  • Video - Maddon Expected To Join Cubs 01:24

    Maddon Expected To Join Cubs

    Oct 29
    Buster Olney and Barry Larkin discuss the impact Joe Maddon would make on the Cubs as manager.
  • Video - 30 for 30: Brothers in Exile - Temptation 01:04

    30 for 30: Brothers in Exile - Temptation

    Oct 29
    Players are often tempted by outside influence while playing for The Cuban National Team. 30 for 30: Brothers in Exile premieres Tuesday November 4th at 9pm ET on ESPN.

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