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Rob Bradford / WEEI:
Chris Sale gets green light after visit to Dr. James Andrews  —  The trip to Pensacola, Fla. was finally made.  Chris Sale has seen Dr. James Andrews.  —  According to Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom the pitcher's long-anticipated follow-up with Dr. Andrews …
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Red Sox ace Chris Sale (elbow) cleared to start throwing  —  Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been cleared to begin throwing.  —  Chaim Bloom, the team's chief baseball officer, told WEEI in Boston that Sale saw Dr. James Andrews last week in Pensacola, Florida, and got permission to being throwing …
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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Josh Hader faces a unique offseason; Red Sox weigh Jackie Bradley Jr.'s value; Phillies' exits; more notes  —  In their never-ending quest for payroll efficiency, low-revenue teams often entertain ideas that, on the surface, appear to make little sense.  —  Trading Josh Hader would be precisely …
Bradford William Davis / New York Daily News:
Unearthing the best of Amed Rosario  —  Should Amed Rosario play shortstop?  —  It was an open question as recently as this past summer, when the Mets were flirting with converting Rosario into an outfielder to fill their still-massive chasm in center.  But in August, the team was encouraged enough …
Associated Press:
Justin Bour agrees to play for Japan's Hanshin Tigers, report says  —  TOKYO — The Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League are set to acquire major league free agent Justin Bour.  —  Per the Kyodo News agency, Tigers general manager Osamu Tanimoto said this week the team has reached …
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Hanshin Tigers to acquire Justin Bour, GM Osamu Tanimoto says  —  KOBE - The Hanshin Tigers are set to acquire major league free agent Justin Bour for the 2020 season, Tigers general manager Osamu Tanimoto said Thursday.  —  Tanimoto said in an interview that the Central League team has reached …
George A. King III / New York Post:
Phillies interested in Dellin Betances and Austin Romine  —  There is a chance Dellin Betances and Austin Romine will remain teammates in 2020 — and won't have to travel far from The Bronx to do so.  —  According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Phillies have an interest …
Justin Rimpi / Sports Illustrated:
Is J.D. Davis a Viable Everyday Option for New York Mets Heading Into 2020?  —  Should the New York Mets find a replacement for J.D. Davis next season  —  New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis had the best year of his MLB career in 2019.  In 2017 and 2018, the first two seasons of Davis' career …
ESPN:
Seymour Siwoff, longtime Elias Sports Bureau owner, dies at 99  —  Seymour Siwoff, the statistics maven who turned the Elias Sports Bureau into the place to go for exact information on teams and athletes for more than a half-century, died Friday.  He was 99.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
ESPN:
Source: Catcher Yan Gomes agrees to 2-year, $10M deal with Nationals  —  Veteran catcher Yan Gomes has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal to return to the World Series champion Washington Nationals, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Wednesday.  —  Gomes caught the final …
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Dave Birkett / Detroit Free Press:
Matt Patricia's future in limbo as Detroit Lions eliminated from playoff contention  —  Matt Patricia looked and sounded like a beaten man.  —  The Detroit Lions lost their fifth straight game Thursday in frighteningly familiar fashion.  —  They got off to a decent start …
 
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