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10:05 PM ET, January 16, 2018


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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Josh Harrison wants to be traded if Pirates not serious about contending  —  Josh Harrison wants to play for a winner.  —  In a statement released Tuesday to The Athletic, the Pittsburgh Pirates' All-Star, super-utility man responded to the team's trades of pitcher Gerrit Cole …
Associated Press:
Andrew McCutchen: Right field at AT&T is like ‘another center field’  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again.  —  Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all.
Discussion: ESPN
Toronto Sun:
Pirates trade former MVP Andrew McCutchen to Giants  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants found the outfielder they were looking for this winter, acquiring Andrew McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday to fill a key void.  —  San Francisco parted with right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds …
Des Bieler / Chicago Tribune:   Giants acquire former MVP Andrew McCutchen in trade with Pirates
Associated Press:
Hey Dodgers fans, the latest Giants trade means you have a new player to hate
Discussion: Pirates Breakdown
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:
Old, bold and unwilling to fold: Can the Giants make one last run?
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Agent: Christian Yelich ‘needs to get on with his career’  —  Christian Yelich's relationship with the Miami Marlins is “irretrievably broken,” and it would be in the best interests of both the outfielder and the organization if the Marlins trade him before the start of spring training, his agent told ESPN on Tuesday.
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Maddux has ‘road map,’ Matheny says  —  Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will have three new coaches this year and while all of them will have major roles in trying to bring the club back to postseason relevance after a two-season dry spell, Matheny thinks new pitching coach Mike Maddux also can have an effect on the postseason awards.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Ben Frederickson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Carpenter is flexible about where he bats, where he plays
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Cards take stock as fans seem unsettled
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   Matheny leaning toward lineup with Carpenter batting third, Fowler leading off
Associated Press:
Royals' Danny Duffy pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation  —  OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a Kansas City suburb and has been placed on a year's probation.  —  Sean Reilly, a spokesman for the city of Overland Park …
Matt Gelb /
Phillies continue quest for pitching upgrade as spring training nears  —  This winter, every Monday through Friday, Nick Williams has found sanctuary at Onnit Gym in Austin, Texas.  The gym is a few years old, run by a former University of Texas running back, and has attracted several high-profile clients.
Associated Press:
Rangers looking to add depth to starting rotation, don't plan to spend big to get Yu Darvish  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation.  It remains unlikely that a pitcher will be a front-line starter.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune:
Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez impress at White Sox hitters camp  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Baseballs are flying in Arizona.  —  Many of those soaring balls came off the bats of two of the White Sox's top prospects, Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert, as the team held its annual hitters minicamp in Glendale.
Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy finishes cancer treatment  —  Boston Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy tweeted Tuesday that he has completed cancer treatment. … Remy announced in June that he would be treated for lung cancer for the second time in six months.  —  “It's not easy, you know?”
Discussion: CBS Boston
Associated Press:
Lefty Wade LeBlanc agrees to minor league deal with Yanks  —  NEW YORK — Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will report to major league spring training.  —  The 33-year-old LeBlanc was 5-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 50 relief appearances …
Douglas Hanks / miamiherald:
Derek Jeter wants to evict the Marlins home run sculpture, and the mayor is helping.  —  Derek Jeter may get an assist from Miami-Dade in ridding Marlins Park of its kitschy home run sculpture, which the new owner and the county's mayor both want removed.  —  “I just don't think they're …
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports and
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Why Adrian Gonzalez can bother the Mets' clubhouse  —  Adrian Gonzalez will bring a big résumé and personality to the Mets' clubhouse, but also the potential for controversy.  —  The 35-year-old first baseman, who agreed to terms with the club on a one-year contract over the weekend …
Discussion: Mets Merized Online
Howie Kendrick agrees to two-year, $7 million deal with Nationals  —  Veteran utility man Howie Kendrick reached an agreement with the Washington Nationals on a two-year, $7 million contract, two baseball sources confirmed to ESPN on Monday.  The deal is pending completion of a physical exam.
Fox Sports:   Howie Kendrick and Nationals agree to $7M, 2-year contract
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
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