• Report: Red Sox may look to trade Yoenis Cespedes this offseason

    CBSSports.com "Will outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' stay with the Red Sox be a brief one? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, in the midst of his must-read "Sunday Baseball Notes" column, writes that Boston may be looking to trade Cespedes this offseason. As Cafardo notes, Cespedes recently expressed some reluctance..." October 19

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Appears as though Red Sox have agreed to terms with Chili Davis to become hitting coach

  • If Phillies move on, Domonic Brown says he will “definitely have a job somewhere else”

    MLB.com "Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia. Brown made the National League All-Star team in '13, but hit just .235 with 22 doubles, one triple,..." October 19

  • Manager hired, Jon Daniels sets sights re-signing pitcher Colby Lewis

    Dallas Morning News "The completion of the managerial search will allow general manager Jon Daniels to focus on putting together a roster for next season. He had tabled that while focusing on getting a manager. Daniels said his first duty is to resume communication with Alan Nero, who represents potential..." October 19

  • 4 umps to work World Series for first time thanks to strong replay results

    CBSSports.com "According to the Associated Press, four umpires will work the World Series for the first time this year thanks in part to their strong results on instant replace challenges during the regular season. Hunter Wendelstedt, Eric Cooper, Jim Reynolds and Jerry Meals are all heading to the Fall Classic..." October 19

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Possible sign #MNTwins are getting closer to naming a manager: source tells me Joe McEwing is out of the mix.

  • Ike Davis could be headed elsewhere this winter

    Hardball Talk "Ike Davis was traded from the Mets to the Pirates in April, but he could soon be on the move again. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News has the story: It won’t be as high-profile as last winter, but former Met Ike Davis could be once again looking for another team this offseason. Davis..." October 19

  • Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents

    MLB.com "Once the sting of this National League Championship Series loss to San Francisco passes, the Cardinals will reflect on how much they accomplished en route to a second straight division title in 2014. But they won't just be looking back. They'll also be looking ahead. One hundred and seventy-one..." October 19

  • Span hoping Nationals pick up option

    MLB.com "Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option. "I still haven't heard anything yet. I don't know what's going..." October 19

  • Former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts retires

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts, a two-time All Star and fan favorite who spent all but one year of his 14-season career with the Orioles, has retired from baseball. Roberts, who turned 37 this month, was released by the New York Yankees in August after hitting .237 in 91 games. He said two "very good teams"..." October 18

  • Josh Byrnes seen as a leader for job under Dodgers president Friedman

    CBSSports.com "Josh Byrnes, the former general manager of the Diamondbacks and Padres, is seen as a leading candidate for the top executive job under new club president Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers, league sources said. Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar..." October 18

  • The Royals are “not hopeful” that they’ll sign James Shields

    Hardball Talk "“Big Game” James Shields may have a career postseason ERA of 5.19, but he’s still a really good starter and the Royals wouldn’t be where they are now without him. But if they’re going to get back to where they are next season, they’re gonna probably have to do it without him. Andy Martino in the..." October 18

  • Rangers eye Daniels deal by spring

    ESPN Dallas "Texas Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis said he would like to extend the contract of general manager Jon Daniels by the time spring training starts. Daniels has one year remaining on his contract and was given the lead role in hiring the franchise's 18th full-time manager over the past two months...." October 18

  • Yankees near decision on hitting coach

    New York Post "The Yankees are in the final lap of replacing hitting coach Kevin Long. According to candidate Dave Magadan, the Yankees could have a new hitting coach in place before Tuesday’s Game 1 of the World Series. “I interviewed Wednesday in New York with the Yankees. They told me they were going to..." October 18

  • After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future

    Baltimore Sun "As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team. "That part stinks," said left-hander..." October 17

  • Madison Bumgarner named NLCS MVP

    Hardball Talk "After the Giants secured a trip to the World Series with a dramatic 6-3 win over the Cardinals this evening, left-hander Madison Bumgarner was named as the NLCS MVP. Bumgarner tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory in Game 1 and allowed three runs over eight innings in Game 5 tonight. He..." October 17

  • Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jeff Banister will be introduced Friday morning as the Texas Rangers’ manager after edging out front-runner Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash for the full-time duty of replacing Ron Washington. Banister, a longtime Texas resident, joins the Rangers after spending four seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates’..." October 17

  • Chipper tells Braves: ‘Not ready’ to be hitting coach

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "One of the most logical places for the Braves to look for their new hitting coach was the Double Dime Ranch in Texas, and they did, Chipper Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The former Braves third baseman said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez contacted him recently to gauge his interest..." October 17

  • Cubs begin demolition of Wrigley Field bleachers

    SI.com "The bleachers will be rebuilt with seating for an additional 300 fans. The walls behind the left and right field bleachers will be moved back onto the neighboring streets to create wider concourses and room for bullpens beneath the bleachers. The bleachers in centerfield will be renovated after..." October 17

  • Pirates plan to give C Russell Martin $15.3 million qualifying offer

    CBSSports.com "The Pirates plan to extend the $15.3 million qualifying offer to star free-agent catcher Russell Martin, league sources said. The Pirates made a multiyear offer to Martin sometime during the season, as was reported here, and are apparently serious in their efforts to try to retain Martin. The..." October 16

  • Royals owner David Glass says Dayton Moore isn’t going anywhere

    Hardball Talk "There is a certain segment of Braves people — some fans, some, it seems, in the front office — who seem to think that Dayton Moore would leave the Royals to take the GM job in Atlanta. Maybe this made more sense when Moore was on the hot seat before this year, but it makes little sense to me given..." October 16

  • Why Nick Markakis would be a good fit for Mets

    New York Post "Nick Markakis is not a perfect fit for the Mets. They want a corner outfield bat who projects to more power, though good luck finding that in this market. They want someone who probably will cost less, though when is a team that plays its home games in New York going to stop using that as an..." October 16

  • Clay Buchholtz's Wife -- I'VE BEEN HACKED ... Those Pics Were For My Husband ONLY

    TMZ.com "The wife of Boston Red Sox star Clay Buchholtz says she's the latest victim in the nude photo hacking scandal -- and tells TMZ Sports the racy photos were ONLY meant to be seen by her husband. We spoke with Lindsay Clubine -- a former "Deal or No Deal" briefcase model -- who tells us she was..." October 16

  • Ex-star Mark Grace comes back as D-Backs assistant hitting coach

    CBSSports.com "Mark Grace, the former hitting star of the Cubs and Diamondbacks who lost his broadcasting job with the D-Backs after two drunk-driving incidents, is back with Arizona, which has hired him as assistant hitting coach. Grace served as D-Backs announcer from 2004-12 but the popular former star..." October 16

  • Royals head to World Series after sweeping Orioles in ALCS

    Kansas City Star "In the moments after the Royals won the pennant, after their 2-1 victory carried them to a sweep over the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, joy flowed like the fountains beyond this ballpark’s outfield fences. The last embers of afternoon sunshine still illuminated Kauffman..." October 15

  • Lorenzo Cain wins ALCS MVP

    CBSSports.com "A few years ago, Lorenzo Cain was a young and talented player who was sent to the Royals in the "Zack Greinke trade." And now, after the Royals swept the Orioles in the ALCS, Cain is the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player for 2014. The announcement was made shortly after..." October 15

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    Steve Melewski @masnSteve

    Adam Jones: "I think expectations have risen a bit in Baltimore and that's good. It's a great position to be in the ALCS."

  • Jeremy Guthrie apologizes for 'These O's Ain't Royal' T-shirt

    Sporting News "Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie apologized to the Orioles for wearing a T-shirt to his post-game news conference Tuesday night that read, "These O's Ain't Royal." Guthrie wore the shirt, a twist on the Chris Brown song "Loyal," after Kansas City beat his former team 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in..." October 15

  • Kemp will receive a fine after lambasting Dale Scott's iffy strike zone

    CBSSports.com "Dodgers star Matt Kemp will be fined for his harsh remarks about Dale Scott's strike zone in Game 3 of the NLDS game with the Cardinals, sources say. There was a lot of complaining in that game, and some who have viewed the tape agree it wasn't Scott's best night (in other words, he wasn't very..." October 15

  • Orioles plan to extend qualifying offer to Cruz, decline Markakis option

    CBSSports.com "The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to..." October 15

  • Schuerholz on report of Hart declining Braves GM job: “Not accurate”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves president John Schuerholz read a Yahoo Sports report that said interim general manager John Hart has turned down the Braves’ offer to take the job full-time, prompting the team to focus on assistant GM John Coppolella and Royals GM Dayton Moore as its primary targets for the..." October 15

  • Davis' suspension could last into 2015 season

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis sat silently in the Orioles’ clubhouse after Tuesday night’s game. Fully dressed, Davis was on a couch as his teammates tried to rationalize their shocking three games to none deficit in the American League Championship Series. Davis is completing his 25-game suspension for..." October 15

  • Why the Giants keep winning despite lack of home runs

    New York Post "The game has changed. Bruce Bochy knows it. The Giants know it. They have a new plan as they try to win their third World Series in five years. Who needs home runs? Third-base coach Tim Flannery said it best. “Rocks and slingshots,’’ he said of the Giants’ offense. Then he tossed out a..." October 15

  • White Sox should have at least $4 million more for payroll in 2015

    CSN Chicago "If their overall baseball expenditures are the same as 2014, the White Sox should have at least an extra $4 million for payroll next season. Those additional funds, which could exceed $4.5 million, come from reduced spending on the amateur draft and international market for 2015. Last..." October 15

  • Rangers decline $14 million option on outfielder Alex Rios

    CBSSports.com "The Rangers are declining outfielder Alex Rios' $14 million option, as expected. The club chose instead to pay the $2 million buyout on the veteran outfielder, who now becomes a free agent. Word is, the team has informed Rios of its decision, which would not come as a surprise to him following..." October 15

  • Dodgers land Andrew Friedman — and it puts Don Mattingly on the hot seat

    L.A. Daily News "One down, one more to go? One in, another one on the way? And if connecting the dots is your thing, how can you not pull out a black marker and draw a direct line from Andrew Friedman to Joe Maddon right about now? In other words, if you’re Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, that seat you sit..." October 15

  • Hudson's up-and-down LCS debut ends in joy

    CSN Bay Area "In the end, Tim Hudson could smile. His first career start in a League Championship Series didn’t follow the script he would have preferred. But the scoreboard dictates the mood for the Giants right-hander, who’s in the twilight of his career and experiencing his first deep playoff..." October 15

  • Joe Maddon to the Dodgers? Rays manager “absolutely” wants to stay in Tampa Bay

    Hardball Talk "As soon as news broke that Andrew Friedman was leaving the Rays for the Dodgers speculation started about his luring manager Joe Maddon to join him in Los Angeles. One issue: Maddon, unlike Friedman, actually has a contract with the Rays and is under team control for 2015. It’s the final..." October 14

  • Bryce Harper to marry Kayla Varner in January

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner are planning two weddings for Jan. 2-3 in southern California. They will be married in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony on Jan. 2 and follow with a traditional wedding on Jan. 3. Harper,..." October 14

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Molina not scheduled to take batting practice today, but #stlcards haven't ruled out his availability as a defensive replacement in Game 3.

  • Friedman to Dodgers; Colletti gets new role

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers named former Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman as their new president of baseball operations on Tuesday. Ned Colletti, who has been the Dodgers' general manager since 2005, will remain with the club in a new role as senior advisor to the president and CEO of..." October 14

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Dave Dombrowski: Final decision on surgery for Miguel Cabrera has not been made.

  • Cards to assess Wainwright's workload

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "One of the reasons Cardinals officials have given for their concern about ace Adam Wainwright is fatigue from the heaviest workload in baseball, and that will prompt the team this winter to discuss modifying or even reducing his schedule in 2015. “I do think that’s a worthy offseason discussion..." October 14

  • Yankees considering Omar Minaya for high-ranking position in front office

    Newsday "As the Yankees reorganize their baseball operations staff this offseason, a familiar name in New York is getting strong consideration for a high-ranking position with the team. Several club sources said there has been serious dialogue about hiring former Mets general manager Omar Minaya, now a..." October 14

  • Hiroshima Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

    Japan Times "Hiroshima Carp owner Hajime Matsuda indicated Monday the team is unlikely to accept tender bids for Kenta Maeda under the posting system this offseason following the right-hander’s disappointing season in 2014. “We have the right. We would like to let him go, but based on his production this..." October 14

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox do have an interest in former #Yankees coach Kevin Long.

  • Ausmus defends bullpen moves after Tigers' bitter exit

    Detroit News "In his first extensive conversation about a baseball season that ranked as an irksome blend of success and failure, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Sunday defended his bullpen decisions in a three-game playoff wipeout by the Orioles and shared in disappointment that, for many fans, bordered on..." October 14

  • Mike Napoli slated to undergo surgery for sleep disorder

    WEEI Boston "According to Mike Napoli, the first baseman will be undergoing Bimaxillary Advancement surgery in order to help alleviate his long-standing battle with sleep apnea. (To read more on the operation, click here.) The procedure is slated to be performed Nov. 4. “I’ve been dealing with sleep..." October 14

  • Mets to move in fences at Citi Field, according to team source

    New York Daily News "As expected, the Mets are going ahead with the plan to move in the right-center and right-field fences, a team source confirmed Monday. The construction is not expected to begin for a few weeks, or after the conclusion of the World Series, the source said. It will be the second time the Mets..." October 14

  • Royals' Finnegan gives overjoyed fan on Twitter ALCS tickets

    Fox Sports "If you're one of the people on the Royals bandwagon, this story will only make you root harder for the team. Royals relief pitcher Brandon Finnegan came through for a fan on Twitter who had asked for playoff tickets. Not only did Finnegan respond to the request ("Help a broke Royals fan out..." October 14