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12/20/2014 | Sources: Angels sign Cuban infield prospect Baldoquin

Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin has signed with the Angels after passing his physical, sources told MLB.com on Saturday. Baldoquin, who turns 21 in May, will receive an $8 million signing bonus once the deal becomes official.


12/20/2014 | Bid from unnamed team accepted for Korean infielder Kang

The Nexen Heroes, a South Korean baseball club, have accepted a bid for shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, which would enable him to play in the Majors next season, according to the Yonhap News Agency.


12/20/2014 | McGehee happy to wind up in San Francisco

Casey McGehee was relieved shortly afterward when he found out he'd been traded to San Francisco, where he will take over for Pablo Sandoval as the Giants' third baseman.


12/20/2014 | Active of late, Giants pondering next offseason move

After sitting back and watching other teams swoop in on their free-agent targets earlier this offseason, the Giants have moved decisively in recent days. They answered their third-base question with Casey McGehee and will soon formally announce that they've re-signed starter Jake Peavy and reliever Sergio Romo. So, what's next for San Francisco?


12/20/2014 | Turner finds himself snagged in red tape after Myers deal

Trea Turner is one of the top prospects in baseball. His career is in limbo, however, after the 11-player, three-team trade that routed outfielder Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego. He is caught up in the red tape of the so-called Pete Incaviglia Rule.


12/20/2014 | Williams: Make protesting voices heard through vote

White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams respects the power of protest against oppression or injustice of any sort, and he is sensitive to the recent issues surrounding police brutality. However, Williams advocates a different kind of empowerment -- empowerment through the vote -- to make the most decisive point.


12/20/2014 | Marlins trading at a pace not seen since '05

Finalizing a trade that sends Casey McGehee to the Giants for pitching prospects Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo caps one of the busiest three-week offseason stretches in Marlins history.


12/20/2014 | Downs signs Minor League deal with Indians

Veteran left-handed reliever Scott Downs and the Indians have agreed on a Minor League contract with a non-roster invite to big league Spring Training, the team announced on Saturday.


12/20/2014 | Rollins understands why Utley is staying in Philly

It makes perfect sense to Jimmy Rollins why Chase Utley wants to stay in Philadelphia, despite Phillies interim president Pat Gillick saying the team will not win again until 2017 at the earliest.


12/20/2014 | Selig ranks among Wisconsin's sports icons

Everything about Bud Selig screams "Cheesehead." For one, Wisconsin is the ultimate blue-collar state, and he always carries himself as just another citizen who shovels his own snow. He spent years on the board of directors of the Packers. In fact, he continues to eat a hot dog every day at the same Milwaukee Frozen Custard stand.


12/20/2014 | Cole diggers: 5 frontrunners in Hamels derby

There's plenty of speculation that the Phillies could soon trade perennial Cy Young candidate Cole Hamels. MLB.com's Jim Duquette gives his take on five teams that have the prospects, the money and the need for Hamels, as well as what it would take to swing a trade and the odds of it happening.


12/20/2014 | Red Sox acquire catcher Hanigan in deal with Padres

With a logjam at third base and a need for a backup catcher, the Red Sox traded Will Middlebrooks to the Padres on Friday in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan.


12/20/2014 | Padres build stacked offensive lineup with bevy of moves

The Padres -- who haven't advanced to the playoffs since 2006 and haven't been very relevant since -- continued a frenzied and unusually bountiful offseason with a bevy of notable roster moves Friday.


12/19/2014 | Silverman taking bold steps necessary to reshape Rays

On second thought, give Matt Silverman, the Tampa Bay Rays' "rookie" general manager credit. What Silverman has done is far more than tweaking the roster. Call it a major overhaul.


12/19/2014 | From security guard to Santa: MLB spreads holiday cheer

On Friday night in Greenwich Village, LeRoy Hendricks, a longtime fixture on the serious side of Major League Baseball Security, renewed what has become a beloved and jolly holiday tradition of his own in later life. He handed out presents to 50 kids as the annual Santa Claus during MLB's Winter Wishes 2014 event for the Castle Hill Club House of the local Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.


12/19/2014 | Giants acquire McGehee to fill third-base spot

The Giants filled their third-base vacancy on Friday night, announcing they obtained Casey McGehee from the Marlins for a pair of Minor League right-handers.


12/19/2014 | Dodgers release veteran reliever Wilson

The Dodgers released reliever Brian Wilson on Friday and the club will be responsible for the 32-year-old right-hander's $10 million salary for 2015.


12/19/2014 | How will Padres handle all their outfielders?

The Padres have seven outfielders on the roster who will make more than the league minimum in 2015, presenting manager Bud Black with an assortment of options.


12/19/2014 | Preller sure keeps things moving as rookie GM

One of the more amazing parts of A.J. Preller's story is that, until the last few weeks, he was a relative unknown outside of baseball. But things have changed, and dramatically. The Padres have gotten everyone's attention, and so has their new general manager.


12/19/2014 | GM Hawkins? Righty has post-career plans

As he enters his 21st and final season in the Majors, Rockies right-hander LaTroy Hawkins realizes he has seen just a "small piece" of the sport he loves. When he takes off the uniform for the final time, he plans on delving into the rest.


12/19/2014 | Rollins plans to lead, succeed with Dodgers

The Dodgers announced the trade of Jimmy Rollins on Friday, calling him a shortstop, but Rollins said he has an additional role.


12/19/2014 | Hart sees major value in newly acquired prospects

Braves president of baseball operations John Hart made his latest big move on Friday when he sent Justin Upton and Aaron Northcraft to the Padres in exchange for left-handed pitcher Max Fried, infielder Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson and outfielder Alex Smith. Hart took time early Friday evening to discuss the Upton deal and the direction he might take.


12/19/2014 | Orioles bring aboard Coolbaugh as hitting coach

The Orioles have announced that Scott Coolbaugh, who spent the last eight seasons in the Rangers organization, will fill their vacancy as their Major League hitting coach.


12/19/2014 | What's Next: Hot Stove season still heating up

Now that the acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton have completely reshaped the Padres' roster, it might be time for some other teams to step up to the plate with the biggest movers and shakers of this offseason thus far. The drum beat of moves has just kept coming with the holidays approaching, and it's not about to stop.


12/19/2014 | Cubs reportedly sign Ross to 2-year deal

David Ross and Jon Lester appear to be together again. The Cubs have reportedly signed Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract, according to FOXSports.com. Several Boston media outlets confirmed the deal on Friday. The Cubs, who would have to make a roster move to open a spot for Ross, would not comment on the reports. The deal most likely is pending a physical.




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