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Sources: Angels sign Cuban infield prospect Baldoquin

Sources: Angels sign Cuban infield prospect Baldoquin

MLB.com Updated 14 hours ago
Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin has signed with the Angels after passing his physical, sources told MLB.com on Saturday. Baldoquin, who turns 21 in May, will receive an $8 million signing bonus once the deal becomes official.
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  • Athletics release vet Punto after one season

    Athletics release vet Punto after one season

    ESPN.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto.
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  • After Norris trade, A's release veteran Punto

    After Norris trade, A's release veteran Punto

    MLB.com yahoo.com nytimes.com ESPN.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    In the wake of yet another multiplayer trade, with Oakland sending All-Star catcher Derek Norris to San Diego for two pitchers on Thursday evening, the A's released veteran infielder Nick Punto to clear a spot on their 40-man roster.
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  • Cubs claim Lavarnway, Peterson off waivers

    Cubs claim Lavarnway, Peterson off waivers

    MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The Cubs claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Athletics on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Donn Roach and infielder Logan Watkins were designated for assignment…
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  • Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals

    Halos acquire 2B Giavotella in trade with Royals

    MLB.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    The Angels acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Royals on Friday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Brian Broderick, who was recently signed out of the Mexican League.
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  • Bidding ends today for Korean slugger Kang

    Bidding ends today for Korean slugger Kang

    MLB.com Dec 19 (2 days ago)
    Major League organizations have until 5 p.m. ET on Friday to put in bids for Korean slugger Jung-Ho Kang, a shortstop who has reportedly drawn interest from the Giants, A's, Padres, Royals, Nationals and D-backs.
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  • Bolden, former first-round Draft pick of Angels, killed

    Bolden, former first-round Draft pick of Angels, killed

    MLB.com yahoo.com Dec 18 (3 days ago)
    Former Angels first-round pick Ryan Bolden was shot and killed in Georgia on Wednesday night, according to local reports. Bolden, 23, was in the Angels organization from 2010-13. The team was informed of his passing on Thursday.
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  • Andrus wins Sundberg Community Achievement Award

    Andrus wins Sundberg Community Achievement Award

    MLB.com Dec 18 (3 days ago)
    The Rangers recognized shortstop Elvis Andrus' positive role off the field on Thursday, naming him as the recipient of the 2014 Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award.
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  • A's acquire reliever De La Rosa from D-backs

    A's acquire reliever De La Rosa from D-backs

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 18 (3 days ago)
    The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash.
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  • Mariners sign Lowe, 2 others to Minor League deals

    Mariners sign Lowe, 2 others to Minor League deals

    MLB.com Dec 18 (3 days ago)
    Right-handed reliever Mark Lowe is one of three players with Major League experience who have signed Minor League deals with camp invites, the Mariners announced Thursday. The others are right-handed pitcher Justin Germano and infielder Carlos Rivero.
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  • Banister spends wedding anniversary with Rangers fans

    Banister spends wedding anniversary with Rangers fans

    MLB.com Dec 17 (3 days ago)
    New manager Jeff Banister and shortstop Elvis Andrus each conducted Question & Answer sessions on Wednesday during the "Evening with the Rangers."
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  • Angels reportedly tried to trade Josh Hamilton back to Rangers

    Angels reportedly tried to trade Josh Hamilton back to Rangers

    yahoo.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    "So I have a splendid idea. Do you remember how great Josh Hamilton was in a Rangers uniform? I heard y'all down there in Texas are interested in trading for an outfielder. Well, I got just the guy — Josh Hamilton. And he's still playing baseball, …
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  • Not as thrilling as the rumors: Mariners trade for Justin Ruggi…

    Not as thrilling as the rumors: Mariners trade for Justin Ruggiano

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    Baseball's Hot Stove has been swirling with rumors the past 24 hours — juicy rumors too. Wil Myers is possibly getting traded in a three-team deal. Matt Kemp might have failed his physical with the Padres, and that's why the trade hasn't been completed …
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  • Video - Lester Talks Deal 01:06

    Lester Talks Deal

    Dec 15
    Jon Lester discusses what went into his decision to sign a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs.
  • Video - Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal 02:24

    Royals Sign Rios To One-Year Deal

    Dec 15
    ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick breaks down the Royals' signing of outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year, $11 million contract, and the impact he will have in Kansas City.
  • Video - Lester Signing Feels Like Hope 01:02

    Lester Signing Feels Like Hope

    Dec 14
    Kate Fagan explains why the Cubs' signing of pitcher Jon Lester feels different from other offseason moves.
  • Video - Dodgers Trade Haren, Acquire Kendrick In Deals 03:14

    Dodgers Trade Haren, Acquire Kendrick In Deals

    Dec 11
    Aaron Boone, Curt Schilling, Tim Kurkjian, Jim Bowden and Karl Ravech break down the Dodgers' improved defense with the acquisitions of SS Jimmy Rollins and 2B Howie Kendrick up the middle and the deal that sent Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlin

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