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Blue Jays reportedly chasing free-agent lefty Keuchel at Winter Meetings

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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The annual off-season fight for pitching is on, and Dallas Keuchel is becoming one of the most coveted arms on the free-agent market, with the Toronto Blue Jays said to be interested in the former Houston Astros left-hander.

Pitching a priority for Jays GM Atkins heading into winter meetings

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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The off-season to-do list for Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins has a couple of glaring needs at the top as he prepares to head out to Las Vegas for next week's baseball winter meetings.

Mariners trade Cano, Diaz to Mets in blockbuster, Segura appears Philly bound

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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The New York Mets have acquired longtime star second baseman Robinson Cano and major league saves leader Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners in a seven-player trade.

Blue Jays non-tender infielder Yangervis Solarte, making him an FA

Friday, November 30th, 2018
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The Toronto Blue Jays have non-tendered infielder Yangervis Solarte, who will become a free agent.

3rd strike: MGM is MLB’s official gaming partner after NBA, NHL

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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MGM Resorts has made its third deal in four months with a major U.S. sports league, becoming Major League Baseball's official gaming partner in the U.S. and Japan.

Braves make free agent splash with Josh Donaldson, Brian McCann

Monday, November 26th, 2018
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The Atlanta Braves added a pair of free agents following their first division title in five years, agreeing to one-year contracts with third baseman Josh Donaldson and catcher Brian McCann.

Rangers’ Beltre retires after 21 MLB seasons

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers retired Tuesday after 21 seasons in a career in which he hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican Republic to have 3,000 hits.

Late pitcher Halladay among new names on Hall of Fame ballot

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez.

Blue Jays deal Aledmys Diaz to Astros for triple-A starter

Saturday, November 17th, 2018
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The Toronto Blue Jays traded utility infielder Aledmys Diaz to the Houston Astros on Saturday for starting pitcher Trent Thornton. Diaz, 28, hit .263 in 130 games this past season with 18 home runs and 55 RBI.

World Series MVP Pearce re-signs with Red Sox

Friday, November 16th, 2018
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World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox. Boston and the first baseman agreed Friday to a $6.25 million US, one-year contract.