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Jerry Crasnick / ESPN:
Preller making noise in San Diego  —  New GM revamps the Padres' soporific offense with a flurry of moves in 48 hours  —  By all accounts, San Diego general manager A.J. Preller subsists on a frat-boy diet and falls woefully short of the seven to eight hours of sleep per night generally recommended by medical professionals.
Corey Brock /
Kemp, Upton, Myers bring power to roster  —  Matt Kemp lauds his new team's “rockstar GM” and Bud Black talks about the new-look outfield featuring Wil Myers, Justin Upton and Kemp  —  SAN DIEGO — During his introductory press conference Friday at Petco Park, new Padres outfielder Matt Kemp pulled …
Sources: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton
Matt Lombardo / New Jersey Online:
Ryan Howard trade rumors: Ruben Amaro Jr. says it would be best if Phillies move on from first baseman  —  In the immediate aftermath of the Phillies finalizing a trade sending shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, it doesn't appear that the organization is anywhere close to being finished wheeling and dealing.
Gerry Fraley / Texas Rangers Blog:
Rule forces Texas Rangers to put pitcher on release waivers  —  Texas pitcher Ben Rowen is pictured during the Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers major league baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  —  Right-handed reliever Ben Rowen apparently finished …
Paul Casella /
NY lands versatile Jones, righty prospect German; Phelps dealt to Miami  —'s Hot Stove looks at the trade the sends Martin Prado to the Marlins and Nathan Eovaldi to the Yankees  —  NEW YORK — The Yankees added another piece to their rotation on Friday, acquiring right-hander Nathan Eovaldi …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Red Sox To Re-Sign Craig Breslow  —  The Red Sox have agreed to sign lefty Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2MM deal, Rob Braford of reports on Twitter.  Baratta Partners represents the veteran hurler.  —  Breslow, 34, will look to bounce back from a rough 2014 in which he worked …
Gordon Edes / ESPN:
Craig Breslow back with Red Sox  —  BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox turned to a familiar face to address their need for left-handed bullpen help, coming to terms with Craig Breslow on a one-year $2 million deal, according to agent Bob Baratta.  —  Breslow became a free agent when the Red Sox declined …
Discussion: Full Count and
Gordon Edes / ESPN:
Middlebrooks to Padres; Red Sox get Hanigan
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and MLB Daily Dish
Fox Sports:
WILL CHANGE IN US RELATIONS LEAD TO MLB ACADEMIES IN CUBA?  —  JP Morosi  —  After this week's revelatory shift in US-Cuba relations, many in the baseball industry have speculated about whether Major League Baseball teams soon will operate academies in Cuba, as they do currently in the Dominican Republic …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Jim Duquette /
Cole diggers: 5 frontrunners in Hamels derby  —  The MLB Now crew discuss Cole Hamels' comments of wanting to play for a winning team and the potential landing spots for the Phillies' ace  —  The trade that sent Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers is a clear indication that the Phillies are finally rebuilding …
Discussion: Gaslamp Ball
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Free Trea Turner: Age-old rule requires Nats' PTBN to stay with Padres till June  —  FOX Sports  —  Shortstop Trea Turner was the 13th overall pick in last year's MLB Draft.  —  Shortstop Trea Turner has been traded from the Padres to the Nationals.  Everyone knows he has been traded from the Padres to the Nationals.
Rhett Bollinger /
Baseball vet has Majors experience, 17 years helming Minor League clubs  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Former Cubs skipper Mike Quade was named the manager at Triple-A Rochester to replace Gene Glynn, who was promoted to be the Twins' third-base coach under new manager Paul Molitor.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Joey Nowak /
Royals request release waivers for outfielder Peguero  —  9/28/14: Carlos Peguero hits an RBI single through the middle to score Christian Colon, giving the Royals a 5-4 lead in the 6th inning  —  The Royals have requested release waivers for outfielder Carlos Peguero, the team announced Friday.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Ronald Blum / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax  —  1 photo  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
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