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Minor Moves: Watanabe, Poythress, Laf...

We'll round up today's minor moves here: The Red Sox have released reliever Shunsuke Watanabe, who was in camp on a minor league invite, tweets WEE...

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Astros Release J.D. Martinez

The Astros have released outfielder J.D. Martinez, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets. Houston had outrighted Martinez in November, but before that, ...

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AL Notes: Lester, Drew, Twins, Astros

Red Sox free-agent-to-be Jon Lester says the six-year, $144MM deal the Tigers reportedly offered Max Scherzer would be "hard to walk away from," Br...

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Out Of Options Players: AL West

The following 40-man roster players have less than five years service time and are out of minor league options. That means they must clear waivers ...

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AL Notes: Rangers, Bailey, Carp, Jays...

Now that it's clear Nelson Cruz won't be back, it's unclear who the Rangers will use as their designated hitter against lefties, Evan Grant of the ...

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Quick Hits: Astros, Beltran, Orioles

The Astros' "Ground Control" database is essential for the club's day-to-day operations, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. Featuring ...

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Quick Hits: Castellanos, Davis, Armst...

It's been a tumultuous offseason for Alex Castellanos of the Padres, MLB.com's Corey Brock writes. In late October, the Dodgers traded Castellanos ...

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AL West Notes: Kinsler, Montero/Pined...

New Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler offered up some surprisingly candid remarks surrounding his old team, the Rangers, in an interview with Rober...

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Astros Notes: Feldman, Qualifying Offers

Scott Feldman was surprised when the Astros pursued him this season, but the team was persistent, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. "...

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AL Notes: Sano, Castro, Tigers

Top Twins prospect Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery, La Velle E. Neal III of StarTribune.com reports. Via MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger (on Twi...

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Astros To Designate Lucas Harrell For...

The Astros will designate pitcher Lucas Harrell for assignment, reports Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). With Scott Feld...

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How Clubs Determine Pre-Arbitration S...

Earlier this month, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes learned that the Rockies have employed an unusual pre-arbitration pay scale. As you might expect, agents ar...

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Quick Hits: D'Backs, Red Sox, Extensi...

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers says he hasn't had many trade talks about a shortstop given that Stephen Drew is still on the market, Nick Piecoro of ...

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Astros Outright Chia-Jen Lo

The Astros have outrighted reliever Chia-Jen Lo to their Triple-A club after the right-hander cleared waivers, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston C...

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Minor Moves: Bogusevic, Galarraga, Co...

We'll keep track of the day's minor moves here: Brian Bogusevic has accepted an outright assignment from the Marlins, reports Chris Cotillo of MLBD...

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Avisail Garcia, Jonathan Villar Chang...

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has changed representation, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes reports (on Twitter). MLBTR has also learned that Astros shorts...

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West Notes: Trout, Kazmir, Padres

Mike Trout's extension with the Angels was a compromise, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal writes. Trout wanted a contract that was either shorter (four ye...

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Astros Made Seven-Year Contract Offer...

In an attempt to gain cost certainty with one of their top prospects, the Astros offered outfielder George Springer a seven-year, $23MM contract la...

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AL Notes: Lester, Drew, Twins, Astros

Red Sox free-agent-to-be Jon Lester says the six-year, $144MM deal the Tigers reportedly offered Max Scherzer would be "hard to walk away from," Br...

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Astros Inquiring On First Basemen

While the Pirates have been linked to nearly every first baseman on the market, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports (via Twitter) that the Astros are also ...

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