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Braves agree to deal with Cuban OF Toscano

Braves agree to deal with Cuban OF Toscano

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a four-year, $6 million contract.
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  • Montgomery to return as Phillies' chairman

    Montgomery to return as Phillies' chairman

    ESPN.com MLB.com 4 hours ago
    After months of uncertainty, the Philadelphia Phillies clarified the status of longtime team president David Montgomery on Wednesday, by announcing he would return to work as the team's chairman.
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  • Marlins Finalize $2 Million, 1-Year Deal With Ichiro Suzuki

    Marlins Finalize $2 Million, 1-Year Deal With Ichiro Suzuki

    Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
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  • Report: Nats sign Casey Janssen to help back-end of bullpen

    Report: Nats sign Casey Janssen to help back-end of bullpen

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com 6 hours ago
    After spending big to net the biggest free agent on the market this offseason — you know, that Max Scherzer guy — the Washington Nationals made a savvy move to address the other end of their pitching staff. They've reportedly signed ex-Toronto Blue Jays…
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  • Stanton opens up about contract in Network special

    Stanton opens up about contract in Network special

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Just a few months away from beginning the first year of his record-breaking $325 million contract, Stanton joined MLB Network for a special feature Tuesday evening -- "The Offseason: Hope in Chicago and Miami" -- to discuss the Marlins' offsea…
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  • Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will M…
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  • Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    MLB.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.
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  • Nationals preparing for new right side of infield

    Nationals preparing for new right side of infield

    MLB.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    The Nationals might have a new Opening Day starter in Max Scherzer, and the infield standing behind the right-hander figures to look plenty different as well. With Spring Training less than a month away, Washington is set to move trade acquisition Yunel…
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  • MLB's return to Montreal 'possible' according to Rob Manfred

    MLB's return to Montreal 'possible' according to Rob Manfred

    yahoo.com Jan 26 (yesterday)
    It's been over a decade since the Expos took off for Washington, D.C., and became the Nationals, but the desire for major league baseball still lingers in Montreal. New commissioner Rob Manfred has been doing a lot of talking since he officially stepped…
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  • Braves sign veteran catcher Buck to Minors deal

    Braves sign veteran catcher Buck to Minors deal

    MLB.com Jan 26 (2 days ago)
    Attempting to strengthen their organizational depth in the catching department, the Braves have signed veteran John Buck to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training.
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  • Michael Cuddyer brings card tricks, optimism to Mets clubhouse

    Michael Cuddyer brings card tricks, optimism to Mets clubhouse

    yahoo.com Jan 25 (3 days ago)
    After finalizing a seven-year, $210 million contract with free agent Max Scherzer, it appears the rest of the NL East will need nothing short of a miracle or perhaps even some magic to overcome the Washington Nationals. With that in mind, it's probably …
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  • Max Scherzer thanks Tigers fans with full-page ad

    Max Scherzer thanks Tigers fans with full-page ad

    yahoo.com Jan 25 (3 days ago)
    After five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, which included four straight postseason appearances and one Cy Young award, Max Scherzer is headed east for the next seven seasons after signing a new seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nati…
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  • Nats hold auditions for 2015 Racing Presidents

    Nats hold auditions for 2015 Racing Presidents

    MLB.com Jan 25 (3 days ago)
    There are several key traits present in every presidential hopeful: an excellent knowledge of history, a wealth of experience, a solid 40 time and some infectious dance moves. The Nationals were concerned with the latter two on Sunday, when they held au…
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  • M.L.B. Defends Fred Wilpon and His Financial Role

    M.L.B. Defends Fred Wilpon and His Financial Role

    nytimes.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)
    Though he was a victim of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, the Mets’ majority owner, Fred Wilpon, was viewed as the right man for the job.
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  • Phillies trade talks with Crew over Papelbon lose steam

    Phillies trade talks with Crew over Papelbon lose steam

    MLB.com Jan 24 (4 days ago)
    Trade talks between the Phillies and Brewers regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon have "dissipated," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday.
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  • NL talent dominates Network's right-fielder rankings

    NL talent dominates Network's right-fielder rankings

    MLB.com Jan 24 (4 days ago)
    MLB Network's list of the top 10 right fielders in the Majors Leagues right now has a bit of a National League flair. Seven of the players listed -- including six of the top seven -- hail from the Senior Circuit, with the largest concentration (three ap…
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  • Video - Ichiro Suzuki Lands With Marlins 01:29

    Ichiro Suzuki Lands With Marlins

    Jan 28
    ESPN senior baseball writer Jerry Crasnick discusses Ichiro Suzuki's one-year deal with the Marlins.
  • Video - Phillies Looking To Trade Papelbon To Brewers 02:26

    Phillies Looking To Trade Papelbon To Brewers

    Jan 23
    ESPN senior baseball writer Jerry Crasnick discusses the Phillies' talks with the Brewers about a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade.
  • Video - Marlins, Ichiro Working Toward 1-Year Deal 01:33

    Marlins, Ichiro Working Toward 1-Year Deal

    Jan 23
    Jerry Crasnick discusses the likelihood that free-agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki will land with the Miami Marlins.
  • Video - Scherzer: 'I Play This Game To Win' 01:48

    Scherzer: 'I Play This Game To Win'

    Jan 21
    Max Scherzer sits down with Britt McHenry after being introduced by the Nationals.

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    Jan 28
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    Jan 28
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    Jan 28
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