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Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays add to infield options, sign Amed Rosario and Yu Chang  —  PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays added to their abundant mix of infielders on Tuesday, signing Amed Rosario to a $1.5 million major-league contract after earlier signing Yu Chang to a minor-league deal.
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ESPN:
Rays sign Amed Rosario to 1-year, $1.5M contract  —  Infielder Amed Rosario has signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, the team announced Tuesday.  —  The deal is for $1.5 million, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.  —  Rosario, 28, will bring a strong bat against left-handed pitching …
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Tim Anderson, Marlins agree to 1-year, $5M deal, sources say  —  Shortstop Tim Anderson and the Miami Marlins are in agreement on a one-year, $5 million contract, sources told ESPN on Thursday.  —  Anderson, 30, joins Miami following a season to forget in 2023.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB expansion: History, teams, potential cities and hurdles  —  FOR THREE DECADES, Major League Baseball treated expansion as its own manifest destiny.  If the game was truly America's Pastime, it needed to be everywhere.  Almost as soon as the league began expanding from its original 16 teams …
John Shea / San Francisco Chronicle:
MLBPA chief Tony Clark of A's 2025 venue waffling: ‘It needs to get done’  —  MESA, Ariz. — The Oakland Athletics are the most problematic franchise in Major League Baseball for many reasons — tiniest payroll, lowest attendance, worst record, and that just touches the surface — and the players' union has every right to be fed up.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Pirates, Mitch Keller agree to five-year extension  —  Right-hander Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in agreement on a five-year, $77 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN, locking up another young core player as the team continues to try to return to the postseason for the first time in nearly a decade.
Chris Cotillo / masslive.com:
Brayan Bello says extension talks with Red Sox are ongoing, may be heating up  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — On Sunday, Triston Casas told reporters that despite the Red Sox having approached him for early extension talks, the team had yet to present anything enticing enough for him to consider.
ESPN:
Eric Hosmer, one-time All-Star with Royals, announces retirement  —  Eric Hosmer, a four-time Gold Glove winner who helped lead the Kansas City Royals to the 2015 World Series title, announced his retirement Wednesday.  —  Hosmer, 34, made the announcement on social media while promoting …
Associated Press:
Gleyber Torres sets ‘Yankee for life’ goal before free agency  —  TAMPA, Fla. — Starting what could be his final season with the New York Yankees, Gleyber Torres was clear about his intent.  —  “I don't want to leave,” the 27-year-old infielder said Wednesday.  “I want to be a Yankee for life.”
Cincinnati.com:
How Cincinnati Reds keeping ‘door open’ for Joey Votto when impact mentor done playing  —  Gordon Wittenmyer Charlie GoldsmithCincinnati Enquirer  —  GOODYEAR, Arizona —Joey Votto is gone, but certainly not forgotten by former teammates in the first Cincinnati Reds spring training of any of their lives without with him.
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Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
Kenley Jansen trying to come to grips with his new world  —  ANOTHER HONEST SIT-DOWN WITH KENLEY JANSEN  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. - Five months ago, Kenley Jansen sat in the Fenway Park home dugout and offered his honest assessment on the frustrations that came with the 2023 season.
 
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