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1:50 PM ET, January 25, 2023

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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Are Baseball Hall of Fame's standards too high?  Why voters should be more forgiving  —  Whew, the shutout was mercifully avoided.  —  There won't be a cry that the Hall of Fame election is broken.  —  The disgust towards the Baseball Writers Association of America will be lessened.
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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Eight-time Gold Glove-winning third baseman Scott Rolen elected to Hall of Fame  —  Scott Rolen, a seven-time All-Star who won eight Gold Glove Awards for fielding at third base during a 17-season career in the major leagues, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday in balloting …
Jeff Fletcher / Orange County Register:
Former Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez named on 10.8% of ballots in first Hall of Fame bid  —  Although longtime Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez didn't come close to Hall of Fame election in his first appearance on the ballot, he earned enough votes to remain on next year's ballot.
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Eight-time Gold Glove 3B Scott Rolen makes Baseball Hall of Fame  —  Scott Rolen has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, sneaking over the threshold by the narrowest of margins.  —  Rolen, one of the game's great third basemen, was named on 76.3% of ballots cast in his sixth year of eligibility to earn enshrinement.
The Athletic:
White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger under investigation by MLB after domestic violence allegations  —  Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is under investigation by Major League Baseball following allegations of domestic violence involving the mother of his 10-month-old daughter and child abuse.
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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Source: White Sox's Mike Clevinger under investigation by MLB  —  Mike Clevinger, a starting pitcher who signed with the Chicago White Sox earlier this offseason, is under investigation for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, a source told ESPN on Tuesday, confirming an initial report by The Athletic.
Kyle Goon / Orange County Register:
LeBron scores 46, but Clippers beat Lakers for 10th straight time  —  LOS ANGELES — For the Lakers, Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura are on their way.  Perhaps as soon as Wednesday night, according to a TNT report.  —  But for Tuesday night's game against the Clippers …
Miami Herald:
In statement, Bruce Sherman makes it clear: ‘The Miami Marlins are not for sale’  —  Miami Marlins chairman and principal owner Bruce Sherman in a statement Tuesday refuted a report in the Los Angeles Times that the Marlins “could go up for sale soon.”  —  “The Miami Marlins are not for sale …
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat storm back against shorthanded Celtics for 98-95 victory in Butler's absence  —  MIAMI — No, not a complete game, something that was shuffled out of the equation considering the missing bodies on both sides.  —  But an emphatic win, punctuated by the power play of Bam Adebayo.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Michael Wacha's lingering free agency, Astros' GM search and Yankees' infield options  —  Ask a major-league executive at this time of year why a free agent isn't signed, and the exec invariably will respond, “Because he wants too much money.”  —  Players, though, sometimes have their own perspective.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Arte Moreno to maintain ownership of Angels after exploring sale  —  Citing “unfinished business,” Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno has decided that his team is no longer for sale, a change of heart that shocked the industry and surprised many throughout the organization.
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Max Goodman / Sports Illustrated:
Twins Trading For Michael A. Taylor Could Be Good News For Yankees  —  The Twins and Yankees could be a perfect match for a trade leading up to Opening Day, with a lefty-hitting outfielder heading to the Bronx. … One team's surplus could be another team's solution.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Red Sox acquire Adalberto Mondesi in trade with Royals  —  The Boston Red Sox acquired shortstop Adalberto Mondesi from the Kansas City Royals for left-handed reliever Josh Taylor on Tuesday, providing middle-infield depth to buttress losses this winter to free agency and injury.
 
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