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  • Tigers acquire OF Yeonis Cespedes for starter Rick Porcello

    Tigers acquire OF Yeonis Cespedes for starter Rick Porcello
    SAN DIEGO --- The Detroit Tigers finally got their man. The Tigers acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, right-handed reliever Alex Wilson and a minor leaguer from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in a trade for right-hander Rick Porcello as baseball's...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff

    On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff
    Once the Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, which was no great surprise, they moved quickly to fill their rotation, adding lefthander Wade Miley (Arizona) and righthander Rick Porcello (Detroit) in trades, then reaching an agreement with free agent...
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals. This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
  • 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...
  • Rollins' departure a bit of a surprise, but only first of Phillies dominoes to fall

    The next time that Jimmy Rollins walks through the front door at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and — to borrow an old Rollins line — "represents the P" instead of wearing Dodger blue or some other color that he may adorn in the twilight...
  • Around baseball

    Around baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Additions of Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Adam LaRoche should make Sox instant contenders if defense holds up. Indians: Quiet so far, but adding Brandon Moss is an upgrade. Now if the Tribe can only...
  • Some highs and lows to remember from the 2014 MLB season

    Some highs and lows to remember from the 2014 MLB season
    Major League Baseball, 2014 in review: The highs •¬†Clayton Kershaw was king of baseball in 2014 — National League most valuable player, Cy Young Award winner, pitched a no-hitter*, hit a score-tying triple, fielded a ground ball behind...
  • Let the wheeling, dealing begin for Phillies

    Let the wheeling, dealing begin for Phillies
    PHOENIX — Whether by striking early or by reeling in an pre-Christmas gift, the Phillies under general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. have never lacked for drama during baseball's hot-stove season. In an attempt to extend (and later, pry open) the window...
  • Readers' Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag
    The Tribune's White Sox reporter answers your questions. Should the bullpen be (the White Sox’s) primary focus in the offseason? -- @jhoman29 I think pitching overall should be the primary focus in the offseason, with the White Sox in need of...
  • Losers can be winners with baseball 'worst' awards

    Losers can be winners with baseball 'worst' awards
    PITTSBURGH — Baseball's awards races are winding down, and the Baseball Writers Association of America has some difficult choices to make in the four voting categories for each league. Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Abreu appear to be shoo-...
  • Friday's multi-sport local roundup: Oakland acquires former Pilots pitcher Deck McGuire from Toronto

    Baseball: The Oakland Athletics acquired right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. McGuire, a former star for the Peninsula Pilots, Georgia Tech and Deep Run High, will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento....