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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Kantrovitz returns to A's as assistant general managerMLB.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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 24 (yesterday)Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos wins the inaugural Richard Durrett Hardest-Working Man award.Upvote Share TweetKyle Seager has cashed in on the best season of his young career, becoming the third Seattle Mariners player to reach the $100 million threshold.Upvote Share TweetThe Texas Rangers have inquired about the possibility of trading for Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton, according to a source.Upvote Share TweetOakland filled its second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share TweetIn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting BureauMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors dealMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las VegasMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Outfield an area Rangers are looking to upgradeMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels acquire outfielder Robertson from RangersThe Angels acquired outfielder Daniel Robertson from the Rangers on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.Upvote Share Tweet
Mariners acquire Gaviglio from Cards for KellyMariners 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers had talks with Astros about acquiring a catcherThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Buster's Blog: Butler Heads WestNov 19Buster 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.
MLB All-Stars No-Hit By JapanNov 15Japan'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.
Trout Wins AL MVPNov 13Mike Trout discusses winning the American League MVP award.
SweetSpot TV: MVP PreviewNov 10Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at the candidates for MLB's MVP awards.
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‘He’ll Be Back Strong’Nov 25When the Chiefs gathered Monday morning for the start of an important week—Kansas City, a game behind the Broncos in the AFC West, hosts Denver on Sunday—they were summoned to a team meeting at their training complex. Coach Andy Reid told them safety Er…