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12:45 PM ET, November 10, 2019

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Associated Press:
San Diego Padres unveil new uniforms with brown-and-gold color scheme  —  SAN DIEGO — Brown is back for the San Diego Padres.  —  The Padres unveiled new uniforms Saturday night that feature a brown-and-gold color scheme, similar to the one used from the franchise's inception in 1969 through 1984.
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Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Padres to hire Larry Rothschild as pitching coach; Darren Balsley to work with minor leaguers  —  Longtime Yankees, Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild to replace Darren Balsley after 16-plus seasons on Padres staff  —  For the first time in more than 17 seasons, the Padres will have a pitching coach other than Darren Balsley.
Marc Carig / The Athletic:
Source: Mets to interview Jeremy Hefner for pitching coach job  —  NEW YORK — Former Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner didn't wait long to begin his second act.  Not long after injuries ended his playing career, he joined the Twins as an advance scout, then earned a promotion to the major-league …
ESPN:
Mike Trout, Braves trio among 2019 Silver Slugger Award winners  —  Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has received his seventh Silver Slugger Award after batting .291 with 45 home runs and 104 RBIs this season.  —  The Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies …
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Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Francisco Lindor isn't Yankees' only option to fill lefty-hitting hole  —  Brett Gardner is a free agent.  So is Didi Gregorius, who did not get a qualifying offer from the Yankees.  Aaron Hicks needed Tommy John surgery and will miss at least a few months next season.
Houston Chronicle:
Astros' shakeup: Jim Crane's son moves in as Reid Ryan moves to background  —  Chandler Rome , Houston Chronicle and David Barron , Houston Chronicle  —  Putting in place an early plan for his succession, Astros owner Jim Crane appointed his son Jared to help oversee the franchise's business operations …
Roch Kubatko / School of Roch:
Elias on Rule 5 considerations, Cobb and more  —  As the Orioles decide which players to put on the 40-man roster prior to the Rule 5 draft, they also must consider the increased risks of losing the ones who are left unprotected.  —  Rosters are expanding to 26 players next season …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Payroll space creates offseason possibilities for Arizona Diamondbacks  —  The Diamondbacks enter their offseason in a position largely foreign to them - or, at least, foreign to their current group of baseball operations executives.  They have money to spend.
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays head to GM meetings seeking offense  —  Rays Tales: Erik Neander says 2019 success provides “a stronger starting point” than they have had in a while.  Plus, rumblings.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Rays GM Erik Neander and crew will be in Arizona this week for the annual general manager meetings …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Re-Sign Darren O'Day  —  The Braves have re-signed veteran reliever Darren O'Day, per a club announcement.  He'll receive a guarantee of $2.25MM in the contract, which covers the 2020 campaign and includes a $3.5MM club option for another season.  —  As other clubs plot roster turnover …
Bruce Feldman / The Athletic:
Loan tied to Ohio State DE Chase Young's suspension dates to December trip  —  The issue that has led to Ohio State defensive end Chase Young being suspended indefinitely dates to December 2018, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told The Athletic, when Young borrowed money …
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Yankees hire Matt Blake as pitching coach  —  The New York Yankees hired Matt Blake as their new pitching coach, poaching one of the key cogs in the Cleveland Indians' pitching-development machine as the replacement for longtime coach Larry Rothschild, sources told ESPN.
 
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