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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) J.D. Martinez has a chance to see in person what his monster year is worth. The free-agent star who hit .303 with 45 home runs was ready for a meet-and-greet session with teams at the winter meetings. The Boston Red Sox wanted to see him, having hit the fewest homers …

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) With Bryce Harper a year from free agency, the agent for Washington’s star opened contract talk with the Nationals. The 25-year-old right fielder earned $13,625,000 this year and agreed last May to a 2018 deal for $21,625,000. ”We had a meeting with the Washington ownership about a month ago just …

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MIAMI (AP) — Injured right-hander Edinson Volquez has been released by the Miami Marlins, who might bring him back on a minor league contract. Volquez had Tommy John surgery in August and could miss the entire 2018 season. Despite his release Wednesday, the Marlins owe him $13 million next season, the second year of a …

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) On the day top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres turned 21, New York general manager Brian Cashman revealed the team’s big league staff wanted him on last year’s opening-day roster. Shortstop Didi Gregorius injured a shoulder while with the Netherlands for the World Baseball Classic and did not play his first …

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Major league general managers came to Disney World this week looking for players at the winter meetings. Minor league GMs found themselves searching for deals, too, stocking up on bobbleheads, outfield padding and all sorts of items for next season. Need some Diamond Dust to dry the infield following a …

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Billy Eppler is at it, again! According to MLB on FOX’s Ken Rosenthal, the Angels have struck a deal with the Detroit Tigers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Our @Ken_Rosenthal is reporting the #Angels are acquiring Ian Kinsler. #MLBTonight #WinterMeetings pic.twitter.com/HFFw0cOT5v — MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) December 14, 2017 Kinsler, 35, has played the last four seasons …

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder. ”I think that’s past him, and our understanding is there is no restrictions at all going into spring training, and he’ll get down …

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Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins’ new ownership. Boras said Jeter and his group are turning the Marlins into a pawn shop. It was yet another jab at the Marlins’ direction under new CEO Jeter, who …

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition …

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