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  • 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...
  • Marlins seeking tangible upgrades in trade talks

    Marlins seeking tangible upgrades in trade talks
    The Miami Marlins were busy talking but deals were elusive on the first day of the baseball Winter Meetings. The only net result was the subtraction of former starting catcher Rob Brantly, who was claimed on waivers by the Chicago White Sox. The...
  • Cubs could add some form to their work in progress at winter meetings

    As soon as renovations at Wrigley Field are completed and a new television deal is finalized, the Cubs could be a feared team in free agency instead of losing out on top players such as catcher Russell Martin, who signed with the Blue Jays. "We're not...
  • No Way Around It, Red Sox Blew It With Jon Lester

    As news spread overnight that Jon Lester had spurned Red Sox ownership in favor of the boy genius who once had escaped its employ dressed in a gorilla suit, another slightly less audacious scene began to spread across the Internet. We're talking about...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Cardinals

    Series preview: Cubs at Cardinals
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cardinals 7-5. Friday: 7:15 p.m., WGN-9. RH Kyle Hendricks (5-1, 1.78) vs. RH Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.26). Saturday: 1:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., both on CSN. LH Felix Doubront (2-4, 6.07) vs. RH Justin Masterson...
  • Cardinals acquire Masterson from Indians

    Cardinals acquire Masterson from Indians
    The St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder James Ramsey, the teams announced Wednesday. Masterson is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 98 innings for the Indians this season. He is...