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10:35 AM ET, December 7, 2017


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Jeff Fletcher / Orange County Register:
Angels trade prospect to get more money to pursue Shohei Ohtani  —  The Angels and Seattle Mariners, two of the three finalists for Shoehei Ohtani who have financial wiggle room, engaged in a duel of deals to get more money to pursue the Japanese superstar on Wednesday night.
Discussion: and Baseball America
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
What does Angels, Mariners adding international bonus money for Shohei Ohtani pursuit mean?  —  Two of the seven finalists for Shohei Ohtani acted Wednesday night to sweeten the financial incentive for the Japanese two-way star, but still trail the Rangers when it comes to available international signing bonus money.
Dayn Perry /
Ohtani MLB market: These two trades could swing the race for the Japanese free agent
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
John Harper / New York Daily News:
Aaron Boone's confidence on full display as new Yankees skipper aces intro  —  Nothing Aaron Boone said at his introductory press conference on Wednesday is proof that he'll be a good manager, but I'll say this: I came away impressed with the way he handled his first day under the bright lights …
Aaron Boone understands expectations; wants to get lost in the process  —  NEW YORK — When the Yankees hired Aaron Boone to replace Joe Girardi, they wanted a new-age, modern manager.  Boone very much sounded like he fit the description when he was asked to define success for his new job.
Mike Axisa /
Why new Yankees manager Aaron Boone is trying to forget that 2003 ALCS home run  —  Boone has been trying to distance himself from the home run because of what happened next  —  NEW YORK — Given how things played out, it can be easy to forget new Yankees manager Aaron Boone played so poorly …
New York Daily News:
Aaron Boone calls Yankees manager job ‘the chance of a lifetime’
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Keep calm and carry on, Mozeliak says  —  When the Cardinals entered this offseason intent on adding a lineup-altering presence they did so with a handful of desirable prospects, ample financial resources, and one other “strength” John Mozeliak mentioned Wednesday evening that is certainly being tested this week.
Eduardo A. Encina / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles interested in reuniting with familiar face in veteran starter Miguel González  —  Former Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro is reportedly considering a return to the majors at age 53.  —  Orioles beat writers Eduardo Encina and Jon Meoli talk about the Orioles' minor league signings.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Rafael Palmeiro, 53, says ‘no doubt’ he can make it back to MLB  —  Rafael Palmeiro, who is 53 and last played in 2005, said he is thinking about trying to make a comeback.  —  Palmeiro told The Athletic, “there's no doubt in my mind I can do it.”  —  A four-time All-Star first baseman …
Discussion: Camden Chat and FanRag Sports
Evan Drellich /
Red Sox take Henry Owens off 40-man roster, setting up potential acquisition  —  The Red Sox have put former top prospect Henry Owens on outright waivers, taking him off the 40-man roster, a baseball source said Wednesday.  —  The 40-man roster was full after the Red Sox protected players ahead of the Rule 5 draft.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:   Red Sox Place Henry Owens On Outright Waivers
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Landing Shohei Ohtani could lead to Rangers doing something baseball has never seen  —  The Rangers conducted, not one, but two press conferences Wednesday.  —  And uttered not one word about Shohei Ohtani in the process.  —  If you were them, sitting at the portal to a whole new dimension in baseball, would you?
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
No questions on Ohtani, but about that six-man rotation ...
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
Zachary Ripple / New York Daily News:
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel pitched throughout postseason with foot injury: report  —  Houston ace Dallas Keuchel helped pitch the Astros to a World Series championship, but it appears he did it while playing injured.  —  The southpaw, who pitched to a 3.58 ERA in five postseason starts …
Dallas Keuchel pitched in postseason with foot injury
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks bring back reliever T.J. McFarland on one-year deal  —  The Diamondbacks signed pitcher T.J. McFarland to a one-year deal on Wednesday, reuniting with the left-handed reliever less than a week after non-tendering him on Friday.  —  McFarland received a major league deal …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:   Arizona Diamondbacks' Brad Boxberger joins Archie Bradley, others, as late-inning option
Associated Press:
Indians, Twins extend safety netting at ballpark for 2018  —  The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are the latest Major League Baseball teams to announce plans to expand safety netting at their ballparks for the 2018 season.  —  The Indians will extend the current vertical netting behind home plate …
Discussion: and Twinkie Town
Associated Press:
Aaron Sanchez to resume throwing after injury-plagued season  —  TORONTO — Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez is scheduled to resume throwing this week, almost three months after his 2017 season ended prematurely because of a sprained tendon and nagging blister on his middle finger.
Robert Murray / FanRag Sports:
Braves to sign Christian Colon to minor-league deal  —  The Atlanta Braves have an agreement in place with former Kansas City Royals and Miami Marlins infielder Christian Colon on a minor-league deal, a league source tells FanRag Sports.  The deal is expected to include an invitation to Spring Training
Maria Torres / Kansas City Star:
Former Royals first-rounder Christian Colon could get a second chance with Braves
Discussion: Talking Chop
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