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7:55 PM ET, December 17, 2017


 Top News: 
Associated Press:
Matt Kemp back in L.A., Adrian Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves  —  Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves.
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The MLBPA has a big problem to address as Dodgers, Yankees, Marlins dump salary
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Dodgers-Braves trade sets stage for 2018 free agent frenzy
Zach Dillard / Fox Sports:
Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers in five-player blockbuster
Ryan Ford / Detroit Free Press:
2014 Detroit Tigers: Where are the AL Central champs now?  —  When the Tigers traded second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Angels on Wednesday night, they shed another piece of the franchise's last playoff appearance, a 2-1 loss to the Orioles in Game 3 of the 2014 American League Division Series.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers move the right way — forward — in trading Ian Kinsler  —  The Detroit Tigers could have stood pat.  —  When Ian Kinsler told Tigers general manager Al Avila he wasn't going to waive his no-trade clause for any team but the Angels on Wednesday afternoon …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Urgent to reclaim a place in October, Cardinals open a window this winter  —  As the busiest club at the winter meetings and one of the last to leave the Walt Disney Dolphin resort late Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals appeared to have done something unusual for a club that seeks perennial contention as more than goal, but its brand.
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MLB Hot Stove rumors: Cubs interested in Yu Darvish as search for pitching continues  —  Chicago added Tyler Chatwood earlier this offseason but might not be done adding to the rotation  —  Even after adding Tyler Chatwood earlier this offseason, the Chicago Cubs are still looking for rotation help.
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Fox Sports:
Reports: C.C. Sabathia agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees  —  NEW YORK (AP) C.C. Sabathia has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to remain with the New York Yankees.  — first reported the deal Saturday.  —  The 37-year-old Sabathia made $25 million last year when he went 14-5 with a 3.69 earned-run average.
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   CC Sabathia deal is right move at right price for Yankees
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
CC Sabathia, Yankees agree to one-year, $10 million deal
Associated Press:
Stephen Strasburg might skip future All-Star games  —  WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg says he might skip All-Star Games in the future because he thinks the change in routine for that event contributed to an injury last season.  —  The Nationals are slated to host the 2018 Midsummer Classic.
Marc Carig / Newsday:
Mets analysis: Wilpons need to be more transparent about payroll, offseason moves  —  Mets fans ought to know where their money is going, because it's clear that much of it isn't ending up on the field.  So on Saturday afternoon, an email was sent directly to Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.
Ricky Henne / Los Angeles Chargers:
Chargers “Take Step Back” in Loss to KC  —  The Los Angeles Chargers have been two different teams this season.  —  For the first month, poor tackling, miscues, penalties and turnovers contributed to an 0-4 start.  —  Then things started to change, and the Bolts won seven of their next nine …
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Sources: Jerry Richardson, Panthers Have Made Multiple Confidential Payouts for Workplace Misconduct, Including Sexual Harassment and Use of a Racial Slur  — SI has learned that at least four former Panthers employees have received ‘significant’ monetary settlements due to inappropriate workplace comments …
Associated Press:
Cleveland Indians, Melvin Upton Jr. agree to minor league deal pending physical  —  In 2016, Upton batted .238 with 20 homers and 61 RBIs with 27 steals.  —  CLEVELAND (AP) - Free agent outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, pending a successful physical.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers, Yovani Gallardo Agree To Deal  —  5:23pm: Gallardo received a major league deal, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets.  It's pending a physical, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel adds (via Twitter).  —  4:53pm: The Brewers and free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo have agreed …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays' trade silence likely a short-lived phenomenon  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA There were a lot of reasons the Rays didn't start the process of trading some of their bigger-name, higher-paid players at last week's winter meetings.  —  Most obvious was them not finding the just-right deal …
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