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10:30 PM ET, December 2, 2019


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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 …
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 …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Indians Acquire Sandy Leon, Designate James Hoyt
Discussion: Fish Stripes and Over the Monster
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 …
Justin Rimpi / Sports Illustrated:   Is J.D. Davis a Viable Everyday Option for New York Mets Heading Into 2020?
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Reds To Sign Mike Moustakas  —  The Reds have agreed to a deal with free agent infielder Mike Moustakas, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter links).  It's a four-year, $64MM pact for the Scott Boras client, according to reports from Heyman and Jeff Passan of (via Twitter).
Mike Oz / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Mike Moustakas agrees to four-year, $64M deal with Cincinnati Reds
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Non-Tender Travis Shaw, Jimmy Nelson, 3 Others  —  The Brewers have non-tendered a host of prominent players, per a club announcement.  Third baseman Travis Shaw, righties Junior Guerra and Jimmy Nelson, southpaw Alex Claudio, and infielder Tyler Saladino are all being dropped from the roster.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Phillies Non-Tender Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco  —  The Phillies have non-tendered second baseman Cesar Hernandez and third baseman Maikel Franco, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia was among those to report.  —  Neither outcome is surprising, but the non-tenders will nonetheless bring …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Padres Acquire Jurickson Profar  —  8:36 pm: The Padres have agreed with Profar on a $5.7MM salary to avoid arbitration, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  —  1:52 pm: The Padres and Athletics have agreed to a trade that'll send infielder Jurickson Profar from Oakland to San Diego …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Diamondbacks Non-Tender Taijuan Walker, Steven Souza, Caleb Joseph  —  6:05pm: In a stunning twist, the Snakes are not dropping Jake Lamb but are parting ways with Taijuan Walker, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (via Twitter) and John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM (via Twitter).
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nats Rumors: Zimmerman, Rendon, Strasburg  —  We're in the early stages of what should be a busy offseason for the Nationals.  Third baseman Anthony Rendon and right-hander Stephen Strasburg stand out as the reigning champions' top free agents, but franchise icon and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman could also be on his way out.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Lou Whitaker's Hall of Fame case never far from Alan Trammell's mind  —  Get the numbers on a Detroit Tigers' all-time great, Lou Whitaker  —  When Alan Trammell hopped on a plane from San Diego to the 2017 Winter Meetings in Orlando, he wasn't thinking about being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Josh Norris / Baseball America:
CLICK HERE TO SEE CHICAGO'S TOP 10 2020 PROSPECTS  —  A homegrown frontline starter has mostly eluded the Cubs under Theo Epstein.  —  Soon, though, they hope that finally changes.  —  Lefty Brailyn Marquez headlines Chicago's system, which ended 2019 ranked among the worst in baseball.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue and Cubs Insider
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Marlins acquire infielders Jonathan Villar and Jesús Aguilar  —  Jonathan Villar was acquired Monday by the  —  Baltimore Orioles for minor league left-handed pitcher Easton Lucas.  —  The Marlins also claimed first baseman  —  Jesus Aguilar off waivers after he was designated for assignment last week by the
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
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