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Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal
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For the second year in a row, the Orioles negotiated a deal to keep the major league home run champion in Baltimore....

Santiago Casilla returns to A's on $11M, 2-year contract
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- No hard feelings about leaving San Francisco for Santiago Casilla. He is focused on his second stint with Oakland, the place the hard-throwing reliever received his big league start....

Different era, different drug question for Rodriguez, Raines
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Moments after Tim Raines spoke openly about overcoming cocaine abuse, Ivan Rodriguez tried to avoid discussing whether he had used steroids....

Tigers' core still intact as spring training approaches
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DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander sat in the middle of the Tiger Den, the lounge at Comerica Park where he and his teammates were available to reporters before heading out on their winter caravan....

Blue Jays ownership involved in bringing Bautista back
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TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista....

Rod Carew passes 1-month mark since heart transplant
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has passed the one-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection....

AP source: Marlins acquire Straily for minor leaguers
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins gave up two of their top pitching prospects Thursday to acquire immediate help for the rotation....

Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate
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Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens....

Trevor Hoffman misses Hall of Fame election by 5 votes
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Well, Hells Bells, Trevor Hoffman didn't make baseball's Hall of Fame for the second straight season....

Pudge shrugs off slim first-ballot Hall margin, and reason
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Ivan Rodriguez said he barely slept for three days waiting to find out whether he would get enough votes for election to baseball's Hall of Fame....



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