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12:05 PM ET, September 22, 2023

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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Tigers Name Jeff Greenberg General Manager  —  The Tigers announced Thursday morning that they've hired Jeff Greenberg as their new general manager.  The 37-year-old Greenberg worked with current Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris with the Cubs, serving as the team's director …
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Tigers hire ex-Blackhawks, Cubs exec Jeff Greenberg as GM  —  The Detroit Tigers hired Jeff Greenberg as their new general manager Thursday, filling out their front office a year after Scott Harris joined the team as president of baseball operations.  —  Greenberg spent the past two seasons …
The Athletic:
How the $445 million Mets crashed and burned  —  It was May, barely a month into the Mets season, and the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park was silent.  The typical frenzy of a getaway day had been replaced by introspection, players sitting at nearly every locker, heads down as they scrolled through their phones.
Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
'I've been built for these situations': Hunter Greene is embracing expectations  —  For three weeks in July, Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene woke up early, went to the gym at the Reds spring training complex and tried to do a core muscle exercise that at times felt impossible.
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Gordon Wittenmyer / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds' slumping Elly De La Cruz benched for crucial game vs. Minnesota Twins
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Shams Charania / The Athletic:
Pacers, Buddy Hield have begun talks to find potential trade: Sources  —  After contract extension negotiations stalled out, Buddy Hield and the Indiana Pacers have started a dialogue to work on finding a potential trade with another team, league sources say.
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago White Sox expected to add 3 new front office members: Josh Barfield, Brian Bannister and Gene Watson  —  WASHINGTON — Chicago White Sox manager Pedro Grifol lauded Josh Barfield's presence, Brian Bannister's creativity and Gene Watson's wealth of knowledge.
Tim Keown / ESPN:
Oakland vs. the A's: The inside story of how it all went south (to Las Vegas)  —  AT 6 P.M. ON Wednesday, April 19, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao was driving home from an event for the opening of a local business when she received a call from A's president Dave Kaval.  —  “Hey, just a heads-up,” Thao recalls Kaval saying.
Discussion: Forbes and Lookout Landing
Joe Reedy / Associated Press:
Detroit rookie Reese Olson pitches the Tigers past the Dodgers 4-2 to avoid a sweep  —  Reese Olson continues to make his case for being a part of the Detroit Tigers rotation next season.  The rookie won for the third time in his last four starts, combining with two relievers on a three-hitter …
Wall Street Journal:
The ‘Mini-Bombs’ Blowing Up the Elbows of Baseball's Top Pitchers  —  Pitching injuries are a huge problem in baseball.  What's to blame: the pitch clock, the mechanics of throwing nasty stuff or even the ban of sticky stuff?  —  Max Scherzer made a dark prediction at the beginning of the baseball season.
Theo Mackie / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Diamondbacks finish perfect homestand with 7-1 romp over Giants  —  Four weeks ago, the Diamondbacks' brass planned out the rest of their season, orchestrating how to have their best pitchers start in their most impactful games.  The central focus, the series around which everything else radiated …
Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants' Brandon Crawford injured in what might be his last game with S.F.  —  UPDATE: The Giants on Thursday put Brandon Crawford on the injured list and recalled shortstop Marco Luciano.  —  PHOENIX — Their playoff hopes growing dimmer, the San Francisco Giants piled up yet another loss …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Rays calling up top prospect Junior Caminero  —  The Tampa Bay Rays are calling up top infield prospect Junior Caminero, bolstering their roster for a stretch run that will cap one of the best seasons in franchise history, sources told ESPN.  —  Caminero, who turned 20 in July …
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
MLB qualifying offer getting increase to record high  —  The Major League Baseball qualifying offer will rise to approximately $20.5 million for players on the upcoming free-agent market, The Post has learned.  —  An exact figure must be agreed to by MLB and the MLB Players Association …
 
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