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Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

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Wainwright has cartilage trimmed from elbow

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Combo of title, MVP for Posey in 2012 a growing rarity

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Cards' Wainwright has minor elbow surgery

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Christopher Lamb: Selig Counted Money While Baseball Lost the Next Generation of Fans

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Series scene: NL style could cramp Butler's style

Royals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood

Maddon and Dodgers would be a perfect fit

Jeff Danziger: World Serious

Rays pitcher upset with Joe Maddon's departure

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Maddon Opts Out of Contract, Leaves Rays

Friedman: Maddon not Dodgers-bound after opting out

Royals shift Cain to tricky right field for Game 3 (Yahoo Sports)

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series (Yahoo Sports)

Lou Lucier, oldest former Red Sox player, dies at 96

Stark: Royals faced with designated problem

Giants' Bochy and Flannery 'like an ol' married couple'

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  Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs hire assistant GM Minniti from Nationals
D-backs prospect Drury testing his potential
Bradley honing his craft in Arizona Fall League
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  Atlanta Braves

John 3.0 can return Braves to glory
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  Baltimore Orioles

Orioles outright right-hander Johnson
Orioles' Hardy, Jones and Markakis finalists for Gold Glove
Surprising contributors led unheralded club to first place
Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer
Roberts hangs up spikes after 14 years in Majors
Offseason begins as Orioles pack bags
Orioles faced wrong team at wrong time
Orioles praise Royals' strong performance in ALCS sweep

  Boston Red Sox

Longtime Fenway employee Forester passes away at 91
Schilling's postseason magic kept Sox rolling in '04 WS
Red Sox tab Davis to be new hitting coach
Red Sox's Bradley, Pedroia, Cespedes finalists for Gold Glove
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Game 7 rout capped historic comeback in '04
Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to history
Ortiz's heroics, Nixon's grab kept '04 WS in sight

  Chicago Cubs

Russell homers in his final Fall League at-bat
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Cubs' Russell rakes in Fall League victory
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A's prospect Powell goes yard, backs Cubs' hurler Edwards
Highly touted Russell makes appearance at second in AFL

  Chicago White Sox

Longtime scout Provas passes away after battle with cancer
Eaton, Ramirez named AL Gold Glove finalists
White Sox AFL class features talented Anderson
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Abreu wins Sporting News' AL Rookie of the Year honors
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White Sox prospect Anderson flashes skills

  Cincinatti Reds

Trio of Phillips, Cozart, Hamilton earns Gold Glove noms
Negron's ebullience caught Reds' attention
Reds prospect Iglesias makes debut in AFL
Reds dismiss third-base coach; rest of staff remains intact
After disappointment, Villarreal works way back to bigs
Winker earns AFL Player of the Week nod
Howard hones starting skills in Arizona Fall League
Lefty Marshall progressing just as Reds need him

  Cleveland Indians

Brantley, Gomes named AL Gold Glove finalists
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  Colorado Rockies

Rockies' Arenado, LeMahieu, Morneau finalists for Gold Glove
Rockies part ways with coaches Wright, McLaughlin
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Rafters rally late as pitch clock gets second look
Brothers striving for greater consistency in 2015
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Bridich's work as Rockies' GM already underway
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  Detroit Tigers

Miggy's ankle surgery reveals foot fracture
Coles leaves Tigers to be Crew's head hitting coach
Kinsler, Avila, Miggy among Gold Glove finalists
In 'pen puzzle, Soria appears to be piece to keep
Al Avila navigating dad, VP roles amid concern for son's health
Russell leaves scouting department; Littlefield joins staff
Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer
Tigers hope for a healthy Iglesias to start at shortstop

  Houston Astros

Keuchel chosen as AL Gold Glove finalist
Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL action
Astros one step closer to moving spring facility south
Appel dominates, continues scoreless streak in AFL
Astros name four coaches to Hinch's big league staff
Listach won't return as third-base coach
Astros expected to raise payroll in 2015
Appel dominates again in AFL start

  Kansas City Royals

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Alcides thriving since receiving ignition keys
Royals could revive running game facing Hudson
Butler will serve as pinch-hitter with series in NL park
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  Los Angeles Angels

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Angels' Pujols, Calhoun are Gold Glove finalists
Cowart comes through with big triple in AFL
Halos' Hinshaw fulfills leadoff duties perfectly in Fall League
Williams claimed from Rockies, placed on 60-day DL
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Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News
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  Los Angeles Dodgers

Friedman: Maddon not Dodgers-bound after opting out
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Report: Bundy to return as third-base coach
Pair of Dodgers get bats going in Fall League victory
Four Dodgers among finalists for NL Gold Glove
Dodgers' Sweeney just misses cycle in Fall League play
Dodgers' Haren has surgery on non-throwing shoulder
Byrnes takes in AFL game with Dodgers brass

  Miami Marlins

DeSclafani on point for AFL's rolling Rafters
Hechavarria, Stanton, Yelich first-time Gold Glove finalists
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McGehee's comeback year recognized by Sporting News
Marlins likely to seek talent with playoff experience
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  Milwaukee Brewers

Lucroy, Parra among Gold Glove Award finalists
Brewers bring back Coles to be hitting coach
Several Royals have strong ties to Brewers
Coulter leads Desert Dogs' homer spree in AFL
Braun feels good in first activity since thumb surgery
Roenicke returning, but Brewers staff undergoes changes
Coulter working on transition to right field in AFL
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  Minnesota Twins

Twins re-sign Hamburger, six others to Minors deals
Twins' Kepler sparks four-run inning in Fall League play
Burton heads to free agency after Twins decline option
Thrilled to be back, Buxton leads Twins' AFL class
Pitchers unfazed by 20-second clock in third test run
Hughes leads Twins winners of Diamond Awards
Twins prospect Reed earns AFL pitching honor
With mechanical tweaks, May could find Majors success

  New York Mets

Lagares named finalist for Gold Glove Award
Mets tab Long as hitting coach
Mets' Mazzilli motors around basepaths at AFL
Sporting News gives deGrom top rookie honors
Mets' strong crop of shortstop prospects on display at instructs
Work begins on right-center-field fence at Citi Field
Defensive-minded den Dekker an able fourth outfielder
Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras

  New York Yankees

Yanks' Austin starts late rally in Fall League win
Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotation
Flying high in AFL, Bird named Player of the Week
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Spring Training schedule features 16 home games
Roberts hangs up spikes after 14 years in Majors
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  Oakland Athletics

Moss' right hip surgery a success
Donaldson battling division foes for Gold Glove Award
Red Sox hire Davis as hitting coach
A's prospect Powell goes yard, backs Cubs' hurler Edwards
Meeting with young A's fan a treat for Vogt
A's prospect Olson powers Mesa to first victory
Moss, Vogt scheduled for surgery this month
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  Philadelphia Phillies

With Maddon available, Amaro backs Sandberg
Phils re-sign Sizemore to boost outfield depth
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Phillies sign right-hander Williams to one-year deal
With team or not, Byrd a key to Phillies' future
Brown's future with Phillies uncertain after trying season
Phils' phenom Quinn shows upside in AFL action
Inbox: Do the Phillies need to deal Hamels in the offseason?

  Pittsburg Pirates

Pirates catching prospect Diaz showing defensive skills in AFL
Marte, Martin finalists for Gold Glove; Cutch shut out
Pirates ink righty Stinson to Minor League deal
Pirates' Bell getting his feet wet at first base in AFL
Tribe's Smith delivers walk-off double in 11th
Hurdle, Huntington praise departing Banister
Catching prospect Diaz could be in Pirates' plans for 2015
Glasnow rebounds in second Fall League outing

  San Diego Padres

Padres name Geaney director of player development
Padres dismiss hitting coach Plantier
Rivera thankful for chances to prove himself in Majors
Turner leads group of Padres prospects in AFL
As a player, KC, SF both meaningful stops for Black
Former GM Smith named senior advisor, baseball operations
Ross among elite NL pitchers in 2014
Johnson begins throwing; Padres have '15 option on righty

  Seattle Mariners

Seattle has trio of Gold Glove finalists in Cano, Seager and Felix
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King Felix named AL's top pitcher by Sporting News
Sanchez, Mariners prospects heating up Winter League
Saunders recognized with 2014 Clausen Award
Young awarded Sporting News' AL Comeback Player
Walker decides not to pitch again this offseason
Mariners' Kivlehan homers, doubles in Fall League

  San Francisco Giants

Combo of title, MVP for Posey in 2012 a growing rarity
Rookie Panik showing knack for rising to stage
Lineup breakdown: Royals vs. Giants, Game 3
Strickland owns actions, ready for next chance
Rags-to-riches story for Giants' pitching staff
Panda represents Giants as Gold Glove finalist
With no DH, Giants look for Morse to adjust on bench
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  St. Louis Cardinals

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  Tampa Bay Rays

Maddon opts out of contract, leaves Rays
Rays prospect Leonard showing impressive power potential
Rookie Kiermaier recognized as AL Gold Glove finalist
Fuld to host Wiffle Ball tournament to fight diabetes
O'Conner headlines talented group of Rays prospects in AFL
Rays promote Bloom, Neander to VP, baseball operations
Rays sign right-hander Kohn to a one-year contract
Team president Auld 'thrilled' with new position

  Texas Rangers

Beltre only Rangers player among AL Gold Glove finalists
Inbox: What offseason decisions are looming?
Banister working to settle on coaching staff
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Bogar opts to break from Rangers' coaching staff
Texas' Williams hits big homer in Fall League action
De Leon is thriving in Arizona Fall League, despite his age
Sundberg remembers Royals' 1985 championship season

  Toronto Blue Jays

Recent history repeated itself with Blue Jays' infield
Buehrle a Gold Glove finalist for Blue Jays
Expectations of Blue Jays' bullpen left unmet
Blue Jays' prospect Ochinko drives in five runs in AFL
Rotation a strength with young stars, vet leadership
Beloved vendor 'Ralph the Program Guy' passes away
Diaz gets Minor League deal, Spring Training invite
Inbox: Will Toronto trade Buehrle or Dickey?

  Washington Nationals

Span and LaRoche in hunt for NL Gold Gloves
Zimmerman happy for former teammate Morse
Zimmerman resting hammy; may play first base in 2015
Nats, Astros closer to sharing Spring Training complex
Williams named Sporting News' top NL manager
Span hoping Nationals pick up option
Williams talks NLDS decisions, Nats' season in Q&A
Pleskoff: Souza's talent on display after rocky road