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  • Royals close to signing outfielder Alex Rios for one year, $11 million

    The Royals' next right fielder appears to have arrived. Alex Rios, a two-time All-Star who spent last season with the Texas Rangers, is close to signing a one-year, $11 million free-agent contract with the Royals, pending a physical, a source close to...
  • Royals replace DH Butler with Morales

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH Three weeks after losing free agent designated hitter Billy Butler to the Oakland A's, the Kansas City Royals landed a replacement. The Royals and free agent designated hitter...
  • Athletics' exodus continues with Samardzija trade

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH The Oakland A's can insist they aren't rebuilding, but their offseason actions are telling a different tale. Oakland shipped Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox on Dec. 9,...
  • Pirates' future remains bright despite bitter playoff loss

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH In the latter stages of the regular season, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neil Huntington was asked what would constitute a successful year. "A World Series championship," he...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange 12/12/2014 MLB Note - Boston Red Sox Masterson, Justin RHP Justin Masterson was signed to a one-year, $9.5 million deal Dec. 11. Masterson opted to sign a one-year contract after having his worst season in 2014. Masterson had his best...
  • Royals reel in DH Morales

    The Sports Xchange Royals reel in DH Morales The Kansas City Royals landed a replacement for departed Billy Butler on Thursday, signing free-agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales to a two-year, $17 million contract. According to reports, the deal...
  • Kendrys Morales close to signing two-year, $17 million deal with Royals

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. As the whirlwind final hours of baseball's Winter Meetings ticked away Thursday, the Royals at last collected a piece to complement their roster. The team has found a replacement for designated hitter Billy Butler, as they are closing in...
  • MLB roundup: Reds trade starters Latos, Simon

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Reds trade starters Latos, Simon The Cincinnati Reds traded two-fifths of his starting rotation on Thursday, sending right-hander Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and a minor leaguer, and...
  • A's look to trade for shortstop, pitching help

    Given their druthers, the A's would just as soon have gotten most of their offseason roster maneuvering done before Monday's start of baseball's winter meetings. But after signing designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler and trading third baseman...
  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...