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Nationals exercise option on Span

Nationals exercise option on Span

MLB.com Updated 23 hours ago
As expected, the Nationals picked up Denard Span's $9 million option on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano

    Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano.
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  • Marlins expected to exercise option on Mathis

    Marlins expected to exercise option on Mathis

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Before focusing on free-agent signings, the Marlins have decided to retain one of their own. According to sources, the team plans on picking up catcher Jeff Mathis' $1.5 million option.
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  • Dodgers, Nationals are early favorites to win 2015 World Series…

    Dodgers, Nationals are early favorites to win 2015 World Series; Giants rank fifth

    yahoo.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Well, distraught Los Angeles Dodgers fans, here's something that might cheer you up a tad bit after watching your bitter rivals win the World Series — the Dodgers are the early favorites to win the 2015 World Series, according to online sportsbook Bovad…
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  • Braves have decision to make about Santana

    Braves have decision to make about Santana

    MLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    As the Braves prepare for what will likely be an active and interesting offseason, their first significant decision will involve Ervin Santana, who stands as the club's only free agent positioned to potentially gain a qualifying offer.
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  • Nats expect majority of roster back for 2015 season

    Nats expect majority of roster back for 2015 season

    MLB.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    This past season, the Nationals had the best record in the National League, but they were eliminated by the Giants in the NL Division Series. Here's a look at the Nats' 2014 Major League roster: who stays, who goes and who has something to prove?
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  • Meet the Cubs fan who goes to the World Series each year even t…

    Meet the Cubs fan who goes to the World Series each year even though his team isn't playing

    yahoo.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    SAN FRANCISCO — In the hour before the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals would start Game 4 of the World Series, Pete Seat walked the concourse at AT&T Park in a Chicago Cubs T-shirt. And you thought Marlins Man's bright orange outfit was …
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  • Yanks, Mets donate Berra replicas to museum

    Yanks, Mets donate Berra replicas to museum

    ESPN.com Oct 27 (4 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 bring in Seitzer to be hitting coach

    Braves bring in Seitzer to be hitting coach

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    The Braves hired Kevin Seitzer to be their hitting coach and Jose Castro to be their assistant hitting coach on Monday.
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  • Stanton expects normal routine after injuries

    Stanton expects normal routine after injuries

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Oct 25 (6 days ago)
    Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries.
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  • Woman went into labor at Kauffman Stadium during Game 1 of the …

    Woman went into labor at Kauffman Stadium during Game 1 of the World Series

    yahoo.com Oct 25 (6 days ago)
    Attending a World Series game can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many fans, unless of course you are Marlins Man. When that rare opportunity comes, it's one you don't want to let pass by if you can help it. In the case of Royals fans Stephanie a…
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  • Marlins Man gives up World Series Game 3 seat to 'God Bless Ame…

    Marlins Man gives up World Series Game 3 seat to 'God Bless America' singer

    yahoo.com Oct 25 (6 days ago)
    Despite the World Series scene shifting to San Francisco on Friday, the now famous Marlins Man, aka Laurence Leavy, was seated front and almost center for Game 3 at AT&T Park. Leavy was a little more difficult to spot as his bright orange Miami Marl…
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  • Marlins Man And Royals In Weirdest Feud Of The World Series

    Marlins Man And Royals In Weirdest Feud Of The World Series

    deadspin.com nytimes.com Oct 25 (6 days ago)
    The silliest feud of the World Series isn't taking place on the field, but in the seats behind home plate. That's where Marlins Man , super fan Laurence Leavy, sits. But is he even a Marlins fan, and did the Royals resort to bribing to get him to move?R…
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  • Rollins, Konerko Named Clemente Award Winners

    Rollins, Konerko Named Clemente Award Winners

    nytimes.com Oct 24 (7 days ago)
    Former Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies were named co-winners of the Roberto Clemente Award on Friday for their community work.
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  • Nationals promote Cromie to assistant GM

    Nationals promote Cromie to assistant GM

    MLB.com Oct 24 (7 days ago)
    The Nationals expanded their baseball research and development department on Friday by promoting Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and director of baseball operations.
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  • Phils' philospophy beginning to evolve

    Phils' philospophy beginning to evolve

    MLB.com Oct 24 (7 days ago)
    October is a quiet month for baseball teams not in the postseason, so the Phillies have barely registered a blip on the local radar screen -- even with the team signing Grady Sizemore and Jerome Williams this week. That changed Thursday when Phillies in…
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  • DeSclafani on point for AFL's rolling Rafters

    DeSclafani on point for AFL's rolling Rafters

    MLB.com Oct 24
    The Salt River Rafters collected their fourth straight win Thursday night, defeating Surprise, 5-3, in the fifth game to use the 20-second pitch clock. Marlins right-hander Anthony DeSclafani worked five innings for the win.
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  • Mets Hire Kevin Long, a Hitting Coach Fired by the Yankees

    Mets Hire Kevin Long, a Hitting Coach Fired by the Yankees

    It came as little surprise that the Mets hired Long, the hitting coach the Yankees dismissed this month, given the struggles of Curtis Granderson, the former Yankee who became the Mets’ most expensive free-agent signing in years.
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    Veteran baseball executive John Hart reversed course and opted to accept a three-year deal to become president of baseball operations with the Atlanta Braves.
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  • D-backs hire assistant GM Minniti from Nationals

    D-backs hire assistant GM Minniti from Nationals

    MLB.com Oct 23
    The D-backs continued filling out their baseball operations department Thursday by hiring Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as special assistant to senior vice president of baseball operations.
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  • Sizemore, Phils agree to 1-year, $2M deal

    Sizemore, Phils agree to 1-year, $2M deal

    ESPN.com Oct 23
    The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract.
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    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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    All-Access: Cleveland Cavaliers

    Oct 10
    Behind the scenes with the new-look Cavaliers during their first week together in Cleveland.
  • Video - Posey On Giants Game 4 Win 01:18

    Posey On Giants Game 4 Win

    Oct 7
    Buster Posey discusses the Giants' 3-2 win over the Nationals.
  • Video - Giants Eliminate Nationals 03:50

    Giants Eliminate Nationals

    Oct 7
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: The Giants defeated the Nationals 3-2 to set up a matchup in the National League Championship Series with the Cardinals.

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