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Mike Trout Q&A: His workouts, goals and what he's thankful for

Mike Trout Q&A: His workouts, goals and what he's thankful for

yahoo.com Updated 14 hours ago
If you thought Mike Trout would win the American League MVP, then spend his offseason slacking around, you're dead wrong. Trout, the 23-year-old Los Angeles Angels star, is already back in the gym getting ready for 2015. Even in the days before Thanksgi…
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  • Kantrovitz returns to A's as assistant general manager

    Kantrovitz returns to A's as assistant general manager

    MLB.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    The void left in Oakland's front office by newly named Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi has been filled by a familiar face, with the A's welcoming back Dan Kantrovitz as assistant general manager.
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  • New Rangers award won by catcher Chirinos

    New Rangers award won by catcher Chirinos

    ESPN.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos wins the inaugural Richard Durrett Hardest-Working Man award.
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  • AP Source: Seager, M's Agree on $100M, 7-Year Deal

    AP Source: Seager, M's Agree on $100M, 7-Year Deal

    nytimes.com MLB.com ESPN.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    Kyle Seager has cashed in on the best season of his young career, becoming the third Seattle Mariners player to reach the $100 million threshold.
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  • Source: Rangers inquire about J. Upton trade

    Source: Rangers inquire about J. Upton trade

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    The Texas Rangers have inquired about the possibility of trading for Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton, according to a source.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: A’s Add a First Baseman

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: A’s Add a First Baseman

    nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 24 (2 days ago)
    Oakland filled its second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • UCLA retires No. 42, renames athletic facilities after Jackie

    UCLA retires No. 42, renames athletic facilities after Jackie

    MLB.com yahoo.com Nov 22 (3 days ago)
    In honor of Jackie Robinson's enrollment 75 years ago, UCLA retired No. 42 in all its sports and renamed its athletic facilities "the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex" at a ceremony Friday.
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  • Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau

    Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau

    MLB.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)
    Former Angels and Mariners GM Bill Bavasi is set to be named as the new director of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau (MLBSB), leaving his job as vice president of scouting, player development and international operations for the Reds.
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  • Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

    Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

    MLB.com Nov 21 (4 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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  • Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las Vegas

    Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las Vegas

    MLB.com Nov 21 (4 days ago)
    The Cubs are headed back to Las Vegas to play the Athletics in split-squad Spring Training games March 13-14.
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  • Outfield an area Rangers are looking to upgrade

    Outfield an area Rangers are looking to upgrade

    MLB.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    Starting pitching is still the Rangers' top priority this offseason, but if they can find the right fit, they could look to address a thin outfield.
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  • Angels acquire outfielder Robertson from Rangers

    Angels acquire outfielder Robertson from Rangers

    MLB.com Nov 20 (5 days ago)
    The Angels acquired outfielder Daniel Robertson from the Rangers on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
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  • Mariners acquire Gaviglio from Cards for Kelly

    Mariners acquire Gaviglio from Cards for Kelly

    MLB.com Nov 20 (5 days ago)
    Mariners infielder Ty Kelly, who spent all of last season with Triple-A Tacoma, was traded to the Cardinals on Thursday for right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio.
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  • Astros add pair to roster for Rule 5 Draft protection

    Astros add pair to roster for Rule 5 Draft protection

    MLB.com Nov 20 (5 days ago)
    The Astros added infielder Ronnie Torreyes and right-handed pitcher Vincent Velasquez to their 40-man roster on Thursday, which was the deadline to set rosters and protect players them from being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft.
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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 (5 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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  • 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 - MLB All-Stars No-Hit By Japan 00:52

    MLB All-Stars No-Hit By Japan

    Nov 15
    Japan's Takahiro Norimoto combined with three relievers on a no-hitter as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 4-0 to take a 3-0 lead in their five-game series.
  • Video - Trout Wins AL MVP 03:10

    Trout Wins AL MVP

    Nov 13
    Mike Trout discusses winning the American League MVP award.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: MVP Preview 03:47

    SweetSpot TV: MVP Preview

    Nov 10
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at the candidates for MLB's MVP awards.

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