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Marlins announce Michael Morse signing by Morse code

Marlins announce Michael Morse signing by Morse code

yahoo.com MLB.com nytimes.com ESPN.com Updated 2 hours ago
Credit where it's due, the Miami Marlins are doing some serious work this winter and seem to be on track to field a very competitive team in 2015. It would also appear they're on top of their social media game. On Wednesday, the team announced its most …
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  • Crowded 11-player trade features top young talent

    Crowded 11-player trade features top young talent

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Was keeping track of all the moving parts in the massive three-team deal involving the Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals a difficult task? To help sort things out, Jonathan Mayo helped break down who went where.
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  • Markakis has neck surgery to repair herniated disk

    Markakis has neck surgery to repair herniated disk

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Nick Markakis underwent fusion surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck on Wednesday. The Braves expect the veteran outfielder to begin baseball-related activities before the start of Spring Training.
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  • With future uncertain, Hamels keeps open mind

    With future uncertain, Hamels keeps open mind

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Is Cole Hamels the next Phillies player to be traded? Hamels would not mind following Jimmy Rollins to a winner, considering the circumstances.
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  • Red Sox add reliever Varvaro in trade with Braves

    Red Sox add reliever Varvaro in trade with Braves

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    The Red Sox bolstered their bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring right-hander Anthony Varvaro from the Braves in exchange for Minor Leaguer Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.
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  • Indians sign right-hander Floyd to 1-year deal

    Indians sign right-hander Floyd to 1-year deal

    MLB.com Dec 16 (yesterday)
    The Indians announced the signing of right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Floyd made nine starts for the Braves in 2014 before breaking his right elbow.
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  • Bryce Harper, Nats settle contract dispute with new $7.5M deal

    Bryce Harper, Nats settle contract dispute with new $7.5M deal

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 15 (2 days ago)
    We've avoided a salary war between the Washington Nationals, their young star Bryce Harper and his super-agent Scott Boras. The two sides have agreed to a new two-year contract that will pay Harper a total of $7.5 million for 2015 and 2016, according to…
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  • John Hart on retooling Braves: Not like I’m breaking up ’27 Yan…

    John Hart on retooling Braves: Not like I’m breaking up ’27 Yanks

    yahoo.com Dec 14 (3 days ago)
    New Atlanta Braves president John Hart has been around the block a few times. As the general manager of the Cleveland Indians throughout the entire 1990s and later the Texas Rangers from 2002-05, Hart has shown he's not afraid to take on a challenge hea…
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  • Frandsen aiming for everyday second-base job

    Frandsen aiming for everyday second-base job

    MLB.com Dec 13 (4 days ago)
    The Nationals are looking for a starting second baseman, and infielder Kevin Frandsen said Saturday he would like to be considered for the job.
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  • Harper no-shows fan event; Nats 'disappointed'

    Harper no-shows fan event; Nats 'disappointed'

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 13 (4 days ago)
    Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that club was "disappointed" that outfielder Bryce Harper did not show up Saturday at the NatsFest fan festival.
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  • Source: Rizzo not contacted by Blue Jays

    Source: Rizzo not contacted by Blue Jays

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 13 (4 days ago)
    During NatsFest, ESPN reported that the Blue Jays are looking for a team president/CEO and have interest in Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo. But a baseball source said the Blue Jays have not contacted Rizzo.
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  • Nats' core feels a sense of urgency heading into 2015

    Nats' core feels a sense of urgency heading into 2015

    MLB.com Dec 13 (4 days ago)
    Friday's trade of pitcher Ross Detwiler to the Rangers could be a small sneak preview of things to come for Nationals players, who have a large contingent of teammates nearing free agency. For the team's core to reach its ultimate goal, a World Series t…
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  • Video - Morse, Marlins Agree On Two-Year Deal 02:17

    Morse, Marlins Agree On Two-Year Deal

    Dec 16
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses slugger Michael Morse's agreement with the Marlins on a two-year, $16 million contract and Morse's health concerns.
  • Video - Nats Sign OF Harper To Two-Year Deal 02:37

    Nats Sign OF Harper To Two-Year Deal

    Dec 15
    Jerry Crasnick discusses the two-year deal agreed to between outfielder Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals, and whether the negotiation will affect his desire to stay with the organization beyond the term of this contract.
  • 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
  • Video - Mets, Yankees Primed To Make Moves? 02:33

    Mets, Yankees Primed To Make Moves?

    Dec 10
    ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand and Adam Rubin report from the winter meetings, including whether Max Scherzer would be a good fit for the Yankees and whether the Mets will trade Dillon Gee.

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    Dec 17
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    Dec 17
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have put veteran swingman Corey Brewer back on the trading block, according to league sources.
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    Dec 16
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