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1:25 AM ET, January 25, 2020


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Vinnie Duber / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
More moves?  Nicholas Castellanos?  ‘Heavy lifting’ over, but White Sox might not be done  —  White Sox fans, you're not being greedy if you're looking for Rick Hahn's front office to keep adding to the roster.  But maybe pause just a bit to congratulate the general manager on an offseason well done.
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Dallas Keuchel apologizes for sign stealing, says ex-teammates should as well  —  MLB, Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox  —  About a week after some of his former Houston Astros teammates were mum on the subject of illegal sign stealing, Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel was both apologetic …
MLB has no plans to strip Astros, Red Sox of World Series titles, says commissioner Rob Manfred
Dennis Lin / The Athletic:
Sources: Padres and Red Sox have discussed potential Mookie Betts trade  —  In the latest sign of their ambitions, the Padres have discussed a trade centered around Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, sources told The Athletic.  —  Such a deal would shatter the relative monotony of the past month.
Alex Speier / Baseball America:
Discussion: Over the Monster
Chris Bumbaca / USA Today:
Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield on missing 2018 All-Star Game: ‘Jose Altuve took my spot’  —  Another MLB player chimed in about the Houston Astros cheating scandal.  He's also taking it personally.  —  Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield said he believes the illicit sign-stealing operation cost …
Discussion: Royals Review and New York Post
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rockies Nearing Multi-Year Contract With Trevor Story  —  8:39pm: It is indeed an arbitration-only contract,'s Jeff Passan tweets.  Story will receive $27.5MM over the two-year term.  The Rockies will not gain control over any prospective open-market seasons but will gain some cost certainty as part of the work-out.
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Yankees tell Miguel Andujar to learn new positions, and he needs to do so fast or else ...  Yankees manager Aaron Boone recently spent some time in the Dominican Republic meeting up with a few of his most important players.  —  That's where two-time All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez and two-time All-Star pitcher Luis Severino live.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
How Luis Rojas worked his way from bottom of the organization to become Mets' new manager  —  Luis Rojas' formal introduction as Mets manager — in a Citi Field news conference at 3 p.m. Friday — is a big-time promotion widely considered well-earned, a big-time decision from leadership received warmly …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News … and Newsday
Craig Calcaterra /
Mitch Haniger has setback, will miss Opening Day  —  Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said today that outfielder Mitch Haniger had a setback in his rehab from a ruptured testicle (yes, a ruptured testicle) and a groin injury which ended his 2019 season last June.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals To Re-Sign Ryan Zimmerman  —  The Nationals have reached a one-year, $2MM guarantee with first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, pending a physical, Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reports.  The deal can max out at $5MM with performance bonuses, and it includes a full no-trade clause.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mariners Claim Nick Margevicius  —  The Mariners have claimed lefty Nick Margevicius off waivers from the Padres, per a club announcement.  Right-hander Reggie McClain was designated for assignment to create roster space.  —  Margevicius was designated for assignment recently by the Friars.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Nearing Deal With Steven Souza  —  The Cubs are closing in on a deal with free agent outfielder Steven Souza Jr., per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter).  If completed, it'll be the Chicago organization's first MLB contract of the offseason.  —  Souza was previously cut loose by the Diamondbacks.
Connor Grott / UPI:
Four-time All-Star Justin Morneau elected to Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame  —  All-Star first baseman Justin Morneau was selected as the newest member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, the team announced Friday.  —  Morneau will officially be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
MLB umpires' union clarifies use of electronics at spring training sites  —  Hours after baseball commissioner Rob Manfred indicated that an electronic strike zone would be used in spring training games, the executive committee of the umpires' union clarified that news, indicating …
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Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Joe Judge says Giants not looking for ‘quick’, ‘sexy’ fix on offense
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