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6:55 PM ET, November 17, 2022

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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara rolls to unanimous victory in Cy Young race  —  Marlins' right-hander Sandy Alcantara won the National League Cy Young Award unanimously, the 15th time a pitcher in the NL has swept the voting.  —  Alcantara joins a list featuring Sandy Koufax three times (1963 …
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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Astros' Justin Verlander wins his third AL Cy Young  —  Astros' right-hander Justin Verlander was a unanimous selection for the American League Cy Young Award, making him the 11th pitcher to win the award at least three times.  —  Roger Clemens holds the record with seven (six in the American League, one in the National League).
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Justin Verlander wins third AL Cy Young by unanimous vote  —  Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander won his third American League Cy Young Award on Thursday, joining a distinguished club with fewer than a dozen members throughout baseball history.  He did so unanimously.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
MLB investigating whether Mets, Yankees communicated improperly about Aaron Judge: Sources  —  Major League Baseball is investigating whether comments attributed to Mets sources about the team's reluctance to pursue free-agent outfielder Aaron Judge constitute a violation of baseball's collective bargaining agreement.
The Athletic:
Cubs add 4 prospects to 40-man roster, Willson Contreras rejects qualifying offer  —  Two deadlines converged Tuesday in a way that illustrated where the Chicago Cubs are in their rebuilding cycle.  As anticipated, Willson Contreras declined the one-year, $19.65 million qualifying offer …
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Brian McTaggart / MLB.com:
Astros' owner: GM search could last into '23  —  HOUSTON — Astros owner Jim Crane is putting together a preliminary list of candidates to become the club's next general manager, but he doesn't expect the position to be filled before the start of the new year.
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Inside the champion Astros' behind-the-scenes turmoil
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Aaron Judge record HR ball heading to auction after $3M offer declined  —  Aaron Judge's record-setting 62nd home run ball is headed to auction later this month, with the attorney for the Texas man who caught it telling ESPN he already turned down a $3 million offer for the prize snagged Oct. 4 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Michael Silverman / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox have sweetened their offers to Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers  —  NEW YORK — All significant Red Sox transactions reach ownership level eventually.  —  Fitting, then, that Red Sox CEO and president Sam Kennedy chose to elaborate on the critical topics of Xander Bogaerts …
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Mets' Buck Showalter wins Manager of the Year for the fourth time, with four different teams  —  Mets' manager Buck Showalter won the National League Manager of the Year, the first time he'd won in the NL after winning three times in the American League.  —  His previous victories were in 1994 …
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Kris Willis / Battery Power:
BBWAA Awards Roundtable: Who will win Manager of the Year?
Ryan Lewis / USA Today:
Guardians manager Terry Francona named American League Manager of the Year
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Shorthanded Heat drop below .500 with 112-104 loss in Toronto  —  TORONTO — The other side of .500 will have to wait at least until Sunday night, against the emerging Cleveland Cavaliers.  —  Because prosperity has proven to have its limits so far this season for the Miami Heat.
Discussion: Mercury News and Boston Herald
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Yankees could make star shortstop their Aaron Judge backup plan  —  While the Yankees are said to feel somewhat better about their chances to re-sign top target Aaron Judge, there are no guarantees in free agency and they are staying busy on multiple fronts.
ESPN:
Phillies' Bryce Harper set for elbow surgery; 2023 timeline unclear  —  Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper will undergo surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow next week, team president Dave Dombrowski told reporters Wednesday, though it was not immediately clear how long the recovery timeline will be.
Jim McBride / The Boston Globe:
Patriots running back Ty Montgomery out for season after undergoing shoulder surgery  —  FOXBOROUGH — Ty Montgomery made a surprise appearance at Wednesday's rainy and raw Patriots practice, but it was only to watch his teammates prepare for Sunday's rematch with the Jets.
 
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