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Things to know about Friday's baseball news
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:...

AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year deal
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Jake Peavy joined the San Francisco Giants midseason, he brought an energy to the mound that added a new dimension to their rotation....

APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax....

Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays....

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves
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ATLANTA (AP) -- With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal....

Selig to become baseball commissioner emeritus
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month....

6th man pleads guilty in MLB steroid case
MIAMI (AP) -- The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case....

AP sources: Pads to obtain Middlebrooks from BoSox
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan, two people with knowledge of the deal said Friday....

Phillies finalize deal sending Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and $1 million to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle....

Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night....



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