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Former top draft pick Phil Bickford suspended 50 games
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Milwaukee right-hander Phil Bickford, the 18th overall pick in baseball's 2015 amateur draft, has been suspended for the first 50 games of next season following a second positive test for a drug of abuse under the sport's minor league drug program....

Fowler gets $82.5 million, 5-year deal with Cardinals
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dexter Fowler is headed from the World Series champions to their biggest rival....

Rodney, Diamondbacks finalize $2.75M, 1-year contract
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Closer Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $2.75 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $4 million in performance bonuses....

AP source: Chapman, Yankees reach deal for $86M, 5 years
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Aroldis Chapman found a spot in a most familiar bullpen - a very rich spot, too....

Duquette: Orioles to pass on Bautista, not a fan favorite
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Jose Bautista has long been booed whenever he's played in Baltimore. Now, the free agent slugger wants the Orioles to consider signing him, and the team isn't having any part of it....

Gimme a hundred: Red Sox-Brewers trade contains $100 clause
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- A hundred dollars can still go a long way in baseball....

LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings
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A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:...

Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman, Nats trade 3 young arms
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The champion Chicago Cubs filled their only real need, getting All-Star reliever Wade Davis. He'll take the spot of closer Aroldis Chapman, who locked down a spot by returning to the New York Yankees with a whopping $86 million deal....

Boras says labor deal will turn Latin players from baseball
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Agent Scott Boras says baseball's new labor contract will cause Latin American players to turn away from the sport and play soccer....

Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Washington Nationals did make a deal with the Chicago White Sox during their hometown winter meetings, after all, only it was for center fielder Adam Eaton, not lefty Chris Sale....



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