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FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
December 10, 2017 - 9:09 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks. The market for relievers quickly warmed Sunday, even before many teams got down to...
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December 10, 2017 - 6:37 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Morris and Trammell were chosen Sunday by a 16-man panel that considered candidates from the sport's modern era. Morris posted 254 wins. The right-hander's...
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Baseball player Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, poses for photos after a news conference at Angel Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The Japanese star is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 09, 2017 - 9:59 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler rose from his seat in rapturous joy when he got the phone call telling him Shohei Ohtani wanted to join the Los Angeles Angels. When Eppler attempted to sit back down, he missed his chair completely, sprawling onto the floor. Ohtani has inspired...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami. A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 09, 2017 - 12:26 pm
MIAMI (AP) — After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter's Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Japan's starter Shohei Ohtani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. Ohtani's agent put out a statement Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, saying the prized two-way player had decided to sign with the Angels, a surprise winner over Seattle, Texas and several other teams. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
December 09, 2017 - 9:36 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has decided he's on the side of the Angels. The Japanese two-way star announced Friday he will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, ending the sweepstakes surrounding his move to the majors in a surprising destination. Ohtani, who intends to be both a starting...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after he flies out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Miami. Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Evans spoke Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 of the Giants’ pursuit of the Marlins star. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
December 08, 2017 - 6:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has ruled out the San Francisco Giants. St. Louis, too. The Giants announced Friday they were no longer in the mix to work out a trade for the Marlins slugger and NL MVP after having reached the parameters of a deal with new Miami CEO Derek Jeter and his team...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after he flies out during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Miami. Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Evans spoke Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 of the Giants’ pursuit of the Marlins star. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
December 08, 2017 - 5:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cardinals say their pursuit of Miami star Giancarlo Stanton is over because he would not waive his no-trade clause to play for St. Louis. President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak says the Cardinals had an agreement to acquire the NL MVP from the Marlins but have been told...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon hits a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Miami. Gordon has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects in a deal that marks the start of the Marlins’ latest payroll purge, this time under new CEO Derek Jeter. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 07, 2017 - 8:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Landing Dee Gordon via trade is an immediate upgrade for the Seattle Mariners. Getting Gordon may ultimately help the Mariners land the most coveted prize of the offseason: Shohei Ohtani. Seattle pulled off one of the biggest moves of the offseason to date by acquiring Gordon from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella speaks during a news conference at Turner Field in Atlanta. The former Braves general manager apologized Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, for rules violations that led to him being banned from baseball for life, saying he's "disgraced and humbled" by his actions(Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 3:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Banned from baseball for life, former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella apologized Tuesday for rules violations that led to major sanctions against the team and "cost me my dream job and my future in the game that I love." In his first public comments since losing his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Japan's starter Shohei Otani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the decision says Major League Baseball owners on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, have approved a new posting agreement with their Japanese counterparts in a move that allows bidding to start for coveted pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
December 03, 2017 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Red Sox are among the teams that pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani has ruled out, and it seems the Japanese star will likely pursue a smaller market nearer to the West Coast. New York general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to reporters Sunday night that his club...
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