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Dan Duquette says Baltimore Orioles still mulling potential trade of Manny Machado

Dan Duquette met with reporters Thursday after the Rule 5 draft concluded baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.Manny Machado was again the center of conversations, as the Orioles mull whether to trade their All-Star third baseman.Here's...

Tampa Bay Rays invite Jonny Venters to camp after 3rd Tommy John surgery

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Relief pitcher Jonny Venters has been invited to big league spring training by the Tampa Bay Bays while trying to come back from his third Tommy John surgery.The 32-year-old lefty hasn't pitched in...

The Red Sox didn’t get their man at the winter meetings. Will they? –...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For most of the past three days, Boston Red Sox officials spoke with their counterparts from other teams and met with agents in an attempt to get closer to acquiring a middle-of-the-order power...

Will winter meetings sparks finally light the hot stove fire?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After Jack Morris shed a bucket of tears at his Hall of Fame press conference, MLB's winter meetings devolved into a stew of fact-finding and inertia mixed with occasional flashes of hostility.Giancarlo Stanton,...

Law: Rule 5 draft features intriguing names — for a change – Keith Law...

The Rule 5 draft is usually much ado about nothing, the least exciting hour on the baseball calendar, at least since the 2006 CBA gutted the player pool for the draft in an abject reduction of player rights....

Minnesota Twins, closer Fernando Rodney reach 1-year deal

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal with closer Fernando Rodney, according to multiple reports Thursday.The deal, first reported by Sirius XM, could reach $6 million with incentives and is pending a physical.The MLB winter meetings...

Stephen Piscotty traded to Oakland Athletics, who will be closer to mom with ALS

The St. Louis Cardinals traded right fielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in exchange for two minor leaguers, the teams announced.The Cardinals received infielders Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock in exchange for Piscotty, who had...

Chicago Cubs, Steve Cishek agree to 2-year deal

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Steve Cishek, pending a physical, a source confirmed to ESPN.The deal is worth between $12 million and $14 million, a source told ESPN.We listened to 15...

Brandon Kintzler agrees to deal with Washington Nationals

All-Star right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports.The MLB winter meetings are going strong in Orlando, and rumors are swirling across baseball. Here is what our writers are...

Some New York Yankees wanted Gleyber Torres in big leagues last season

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- On the day top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres turned 21, New York general manager Brian Cashman revealed the team's big league staff wanted him on last year's Opening Day roster.Shortstop Didi Gregorius injured...

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The fight happened on Aug. 26, but on Thursday, Showtime released the pay-per-view figure for the novelty boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and...