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7:30 PM ET, November 16, 2020


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Buster Olney / ESPN:
Fixing Gary Sanchez one of New York Yankees' top offseason priorities  —  In 2018, Giancarlo Stanton's first spring training with the New York Yankees, a team staffer weighed the many strengths of the lineup.  Sure, Stanton and Aaron Judge would hit a lot of home runs and draw their share of walks …
Padres sign RHP Mike Clevinger to two-year contract  —  Clevinger will also undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday; expected to miss 2021 season  —  SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have signed right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger to a two-year contract through the 2022 season …
Ken Davidoff / New York Post:
Mets expressing MLB free-agency interest in Marcell Ozuna  —  The Mets' primary focus this winter falls on pitching, catching and center field.  So why, according to an industry source, have they expressed an interest in stud free-agent bat Marcell Ozuna?  —  Because their lineup leans to the left more than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
USA Today:
LSU mishandled sexual misconduct complaints against students, including top athletes  —  For more than a year, people at the highest levels of the Louisiana State University athletic department fielded complaints about their prized running back, Derrius Guice.
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Kim Ng: Miami Marlins hire first female general manager in MLB history  —  Kim Ng has become the first female general manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) history after being hired by the Miami Marlins.  —  She is also the first Asian-American general manager in MLB history.
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Jim Salisbury /
Sources: Phillies on verge of hiring new pitching coach  —  The Phillies appear to be on the verge of hiring a new pitching coach.  —  Cincinnati Reds assistant pitching coach Caleb Cotham has emerged as the clear frontrunner, according to multiple baseball sources.  —  Cotham, 33, has been with the Reds for two seasons.
Jayson Stark / The Athletic:
Phillies front-office search shifting to interview stage  —  In the six weeks since the Phillies “reassigned” general manager Matt Klentak, the Angels hired a new GM (Perry Minasian).  So did the Marlins (Kim Ng).  And right across the street in South Philadelphia, even the 76ers hired …
Bradford William Davis / New York Daily News:
The only Met to receive 2020 MVP votes is excited for the Steve Cohen era  —  Count Dom Smith among Steve Cohen's growing fanbase.  —  Smith didn't watch the whole press conference — he's in Los Angeles, busy organizing his organization's Baseball Generations charity tournament.
Anthony DiComo / Mets News:
Baseball still in his heart, Tebow preps for '21  —  NEW YORK — Even now, Tim Tebow is unwilling to put an expiration date on his big league pursuit.  At an age when many players begin to consider retirement, Tebow is preparing to embark upon a fourth Minor League season.
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