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Is a new team in the mix for Realmuto?

Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is one of this offseason’s top trade candidates. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the 27-year-old backstop.MORE

Could Phillies splurge on Kimbrel?

Craig Kimbrel has compiled an impressive resume during his nine seasons in the big leagues, recording a microscopic 1.91 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP, 333 saves and a 14.7 K/9 rate, and he should be a coveted asset on the free-agent market this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and…MORE

Why Atlanta’s still a good fit for Brantley

Although he’s battled his share of injury problems, Michael Brantley has proven to be a well-rounded player throughout his career, and he enters free agency after hitting .309 with 17 homers, 76 RBIs, 12 steals and only 60 strikeouts over 143 games this past season. Here, you will find a list of the latest news…MORE

Nats not likely to buy in on Keuchel

After a seven-season tenure with the Astros that included a trio of 200-inning seasons, an American League Cy Young Award in 2015 and an overall 3.66 ERA, Dallas Keuchel is now a free agent. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the left-hander.MORE

FOX Sports, ESPN to air 2019 London Series

Major League Baseball on Friday announced that FOX Sports and ESPN will each air games from the Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019 in the U.S., with FOX Sports presenting the exclusive broadcast on Saturday, June 29 and ESPN producing the exclusive telecast on Sunday, June 30.MORE

Top needs for all 30 clubs after Winter Meetings

With the Winter Meetings in the books, it’s a great time to take stock of each club’s offseason to this point, as well as what its needs are for the remainder of the offseason. With the help of each MLB.com beat writer, here’s a look at where each team stands as executives leave Las Vegas,…MORE

Dipoto was hospitalized with blood clots in lungs

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was released from a Las Vegas hospital on Thursday afternoon and has been cleared to fly back to Seattle on Friday after dealing with severe chest pains caused by a series of blood clots that had developed in his lungs.MORE

10 notable examples of 3-team trades

When it comes to pulling off a trade, three is sometimes not a crowd, but a necessity. With that in mind, here is a look back at 10 of the most notable three-way trades from recent history.MORE

Rockies use Winter Meetings to window shop

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich used the Winter Meetings to browse for the offensive impact the team needs, but there are plenty of shopping days before the 2019 season begins.MORE

Leaving Las Vegas: Where the market stands

The Winter Meetings have come and gone, and most of the major free agents remain available for potential buyers. Teams used the past four days to kick the tires on a number of fronts, gaining traction on both the free-agent and trade markets. As the baseball world leaves Las Vegas, here’s where the market stands.MORE

7 teams most likely to make the next big move

This week’s Winter Meetings produced a flurry of deals that added a bit of focus to the offseason puzzle. But virtually every team still has a lengthy to-do list. Let’s look at seven clubs most likely to make a move, and soon.MORE

Tigers use Winter Meetings to plant seeds

Tigers general manager Al Avila didn’t come to the 2018 Winter Meetings with a lot of payroll room to use. He didn’t come in with a mandate to win now. He left Las Vegas with several roster needs filled for next season and some seeds planted for bigger moves later this winter.MORE

Happ helps staff, but Yanks still seeking more

The Yankees identified upgrading their starting pitching as a priority entering the offseason, and as general manager Brian Cashman departed from the Winter Meetings on Thursday morning, there was confidence that his visit to Sin City had achieved that objective.MORE

Would Machado return to 3B if price is right?

Manny Machado has been one of the game’s best players since debuting in 2012, and he is set to cash in as a first-time free agent this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the infielder.MORE

Keeping track of traded prospects

To help keep track of all the prospects who have been traded since the offseason began, here is a running tally of those on club Top 30 lists who have changed hands.MORE

Edwin to M’s, Santana to Tribe in 3-team deal

The Indians, Mariners and Rays finalized a three-team deal that sends designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle; first baseman Carlos Santana, first baseman/left fielder Jake Bauers and cash to Cleveland; and infielder Yandy Diaz as well as Minor League right-hander Cole Sulser to Tampa Bay. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman first reported the news.MORE

Sources: Familia agrees to return to Mets

Raised from his teenage years in the Mets organization, Jeurys Familia has long professed his love for the city and the team. He now has plenty of time to grow reacquainted. To fortify their bullpen, the Mets reacquired one of their own late Wednesday night, signing Familia to a three-year contract worth $30 million.MORE

Six teams remain in pursuit of Realmuto

Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is one of this offseason’s top trade candidates. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the 27-year-old backstop.MORE

Given wings, Adames helps Rays soar

Freshly anointed as the Rays’ starting shortstop, Willy Adames responded with a solid performance, driving home the Rays’ second run, then hitting a solo home run in the sixth that put the Rays up, 4-2.MORE

Five hitters who might have deserved better

Were you to look at Jackie Bradley Jr.’s traditional stat line, you’d probably say he’s having a poor year. He’s hitting just .215, with a .300 on-base percentage and a .363 slugging percentage, and every single one of those numbers are below the Major League non-pitcher averages of .252/.323/.417. Put that all together, and it…MORE

Marlins may explore trades during waivers period

As one trade window closes, another opens. Through Aug. 31, Major League clubs can continue to make trades, but only after the player first clears waivers. Wednesday started the revocable waivers trade period. What this means for the Marlins is they can continue to explore trade options even after the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed.MORE

Dodgers decision looming with Turner set to return

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts agonized over sending Alex Verdugo down last week when Yasiel Puig came off the disabled list, so imagine the angst of making room for Justin Turner, who is scheduled to come off the DL on Thursday.MORE

Hamels impresses, records hit in Cubs debut

Cole Hamels gave the Cubs exactly what they wanted on Wednesday night in his Cubs debut, and he even got his first at-bat before he took the mound. The lefty topped off his outing with his first hit since 2016.MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Rockies put faith in Rusin returning to form

After throwing well in a simulated game Wednesday at Busch Stadium, Rockies lefty Chris Rusin will soon begin a Minor League rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque that will double as a test.MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Deadline sets up Preller for busy offseason

Speaking after the Trade Deadline, general manager A.J. Preller seemed to indicated that he views the Padres as active players for the biggest names available. They own the sport’s best farm system, and — although they’re not eager to part with their best young talent — if the right deal (or deals) arise, Preller won’t…MORE

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