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Freeman selected but will miss Rising Stars GameThe Arizona Fall League chose Cardinals prospects Kolten Wong and Sam Freeman for its upcoming Rising Stars Game, but mild tendinitis in his left biceps will keep Freeman from participating and will likely sideline him from returning for the rest of the…Upvote Share TweetReds outfielder Ryan Ludwick became a free agent Wednesday after declining his $5 million contract option for next season, looking for a bigger deal after his strong second half played a big role in Cincinnati winning the NL Central title.Upvote Share Tweet
Parting of the ways likely for Brewers, VerasJose Veras and the Brewers are poised to part ways after the Brewers notified the reliever that they intend to outright him from the 40-man roster, a move that would end his yearlong tenure with a team that is in the process of rebuilding its bullpen.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 31, 2012A person familiar with the Miami Marlins' managerial search says former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon has become at least the fourth candidate to interview for the job.Upvote Share Tweet
Journal of self-reflection: Matheny mulls first yearOne year later, Mike Matheny's appointment as Cardinals manager can hardly be met with criticism. He led the Cards to an 88-win season and a return to the playoffs. The club played 13 postseason games, falling one victory short of advancing back to the …Upvote Share Tweet
Former Pirate Bell joins Bucs as new hitting coachThe Pittsburgh Pirates named 1990s fixture Jay Bell their hitting coach on Wednesday, one of three additions to manager Clint Hurdle's staff.Upvote Share TweetIn his Tuesday night appearance on the late-night talk show "Conan," Giants outfielder Hunter Pence discussed his wacky broken-bat double in the NLCS against the Cardinals and, of course, Katy Perry.Upvote Share Tweet
O's win MLB-best 3 Gold Gloves; Trout snubbedCNNSI.com Updated Oct 31, 2012(AP) -- J.J. Hardy thought he'd hit a home run, only to be robbed when Mike Trout made one of the most sensational grabs of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers agree to contract extensionNov 1The Philadelphia 76ers have reached terms on a contract extension with guard Jrue Holiday.
Don Banks: Biggest mistake by Reid, Eagles? Sticking together too longOct 31He is the NFL's longest-tenured head coach and easily the most successful in Eagles franchise history, and yet, as we have seen happen in other football-crazed towns, it's the weight of all that history that seems to be bearing down on Andy Reid in Phil…
Curry gets four-year extension from WarriorsOct 31The Golden State Warriors and star guard Stephen Curry have reached terms on a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
Clayton mailbag: Don't expect typical playoff turnoverOct 31High playoff turnover from year to year is typical, but the trend is being bucked in 2012, writes John Clayton.