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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals go ‘over the top’ to catch Fowler  —  When outfielder Dexter Fowler stepped off his flight at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Thursday night, set to become the Cardinals' next center fielder, a Southwest Airlines employee greeted with him a bag of peanuts.
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Kerouac Smith / Fox Sports:
Report: Dexter Fowler agrees to join St. Louis Cardinals  —  The team is expected to make an announcement Friday  —  Center fielder Dexter Fowler, fresh off a historic championship run with the Chicago Cubs, appears to be joining the rival St. Louis Cardinals.
Jon Heyman / FanRag Sports:
Heyman: Dexter Fowler agrees to deal with Cardinals  —  Dexter Fowler was one of the most sought-after outfielders on the free agent market, but MLB's Winter Meetings came and went without an agreement in place with the will-be-31-year-old center fielder.  That changed not long after …
Tegna / KSDK-TV:
Dexter Fowler signs with the Cardinals  —  Former Cub Dexter Fowler is coming to St. Louis. … ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals now have the center fielder they have been looking for.  —  Frank Cusumano confirmed with a source in the Cardinals organization that Dexter Fowler was headed …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
5 Key Stories: 12/3/16 - 12/9/16  —  Here are the top stories from a week dominated by the Winter Meetings:  —  White Sox land huge bounties in Sale, Eaton trades.  Usually, it's the teams acquiring veterans who receive the most attention and praise in the offseason, but that wasn't the case this week.
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Mark Feinsand / New York Daily News:
Yankees among Winter Meetings winners, accomplishing their two primary goals — and now we wait  —  OXON HILL, MD — As executives, agents, reporters and nearly everybody else scattered from the Gaylord National Resort Thursday afternoon to avoid the mayhem headed here with the opening …
Not Specified / Fox Sports:
Twins minor league pitcher Yorman Landa dies in Venezuela  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins say minor league pitcher Yorman Landa has died in Venezuela.  He was 22.  —  The club did not say how he died, but local media reports say it was in a car accident in the state of Miranda.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Dan Connolly / BaltimoreBaseball.com:
Welington Castillo emerges as the top catcher target for O's  —  Welington Castillo, a seven-year, major-league veteran who recently was non-tendered a contract by the Arizona Diamondbacks, has emerged as the Orioles' primary target at catcher.  —  According to industry sources …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Phil Bickford Receives 50-Game Suspension For Drug Of Abuse  —  Brewers righty Phil Bickford has been hit with a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a drug of abuse for the second time, as Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times tweets.  Bickford reportedly tested positive for marijuana before being drafted in 2015.
Rob Bradford / Full Count:
Sources: Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine being considered for United States Ambassador to Japan  —  Five years ago, Bobby Valentine was just about a week into his career as Red Sox manager.  Now he may be on the verge of becoming a United States ambassador.
Mary Kay Cabot / Plain Dealer:
Browns' Joe Haden: 'We're the laughingstock of every joke; it's super tough'  —  Joe Haden hasn't been showing his face much during this 0-12 season.  (Joshua Gunter, cleveland.com)  —  BEREA, Ohio - Joe Haden, Cleveland's man about town, has mostly been holing up inside his house during this 0-12 skid.
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and FanRag Sports
Stefan Stevenson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers acquire two pitching prospects from Braves in exchange for one  —  The Rangers traded right-handed reliever Luke Jackson to the Atlanta Braves for two pitching prospects, right-hander Tyrell Jenkins and left-hander Brady Feigl.  —  Jenkins, 24, has replaced Jackson on the Rangers' 40-man roster.
Discussion: Minor League Ball
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinal expose lefty relievers, highly regarded infielder in Rule 5 draft  —  Photo by Chris Lee, clee@post-dispatch.com  —  NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.  • Rising talent from the Cardinals' Latin America scouting and injuries to players like reliever Zach Duke have left the team unable …
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Kyle Glaser / Baseball America:
Gadea Made Rays Move In Unusual Way - Rule 5 Draft Notebook
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Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs To Sign Koji Uehara  —  Righty reliever Koji Uehara has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cubs.  Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald first tweeted the connection; Jon Heyman of Fan Rag tweeted that a deal was done.  A report from Nikkan Sports in Japan indicates that Uehara and the Cubs …
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Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
All-Star closer Wade Davis important piece for Cubs' World Series defense
 
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