Baseball Wiretap

Marlins To Hire Jorge Posada As Special Adviser
The Marlins are expected to hire Jorge Posada as a special adviser to the club's baseball operations department.

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Cubs To 'Enhance' Domestic Violence Training
The Cubs are working to "enhance" their domestic violence training and awareness after Addison Russell was suspended for 40 games last year after violating the league's domestic abuse policy.

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Angels Hoping To Have Shohei Ohtani Back In May
Brad Ausmus says the Angels are hoping to have Shohei Ohtani back and ready to hit "sometime in May."


Blue Jays Make Formal Offer To Sergio Romo
Sergio Romo had 25 saves for the Rays last season.

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Oddsmakers Now Favor Giants To Sign Bryce Harper
The Giants have quickly risen to the top in the "race" for Bryce Harper.

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Garth Brooks In Spring Training With Pirates
Garth Brooks, 57, has previously been in the camps of the Padres (1999), Mets (2000) and Royals (2004).

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Brett Anderson, A's Agree Upon One-Year Deal
Brett Anderson had a 4.48 ERA in 17 starts for the A's last season.


Justin Verlander: Free Agent System Is Broken
Justin Verlander doesn't buy the theory that the market for big time free agents has been limited by rebuilding clubs this offseason.


Kyler Murray Will Give Back Signing Bonus To A's, Pursue NFL Career
Kyle Murray has announced he is fully committed to becoming an NFL quarterback.


Corey Kluber Trade Talks Have Quieted Down
Corey Kluber is under team control through 2021.

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Yankees May Have Made $220M Offer To Manny Machado
The Yankees made a seven- or eight-year offer worth $220 million to Manny Machado, according to a claim by Jim Duquette.

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Rob Manfred Says No DH Or Draft Changes Coming In 2019
Rob Manfred says any possible designated hitter or draft changes won't come this year.

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Panama Wins First Caribbean Series Since 1950
Panama beat Cuba 3-1 on Sunday to win its second ever Caribbean Series and first since 1950.

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Giants Prefer Short-Term Offer For Bryce Harper
The Giants appear to be a serious contender to sign free-agent Bryce Harper.

A's Still Unsure If Kyler Murray Will Report
Kyker Murray has a locker and a No. 73 jersey waiting for him in the A's spring training clubhouse.

Pirates, Melkey Cabrera Agree To Minor League Deal
Veteran outfielder Melkey Cabrera can make up to $2M in performance bonuses with the Pirates.

Madison Bumgarner Nixes Opener Strategy
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner told manager Bruce Bochy "If you're using an opener in my game, I'm walking right out of the ballpark."

Marlins President Wants Fans To Give Team A Chance
The Marlins gathered for the first time to greet fans on Saturday wearing new uniforms.

Brett Lawrie Signs With Brewers
Infielder Brett Lawrie has not played since he was released before the 2017 season.

Royals Sign Homer Bailey To Minor League Deal
The deal for pitcher Homer Bailey includes an invitation to the club's big league spring training camp.

Francisco Lindor To Miss Start Of Season
Francisco Lindor will miss the start of the season with a strained right calf.

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Rangers Sign Hunter Pence To Minor League
Hunter Pence spent the last six-plus seasons with the Giants.


MLB To Rename Disabled List As 'Injured List'
The league will make the change out of concern that the term "disabled" for injured players falsely conflates disabilities with injuries and an inability to participate in sports.

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Hal Steinbrenner Says Yankees Aren't Being Cheap
The Yankees aren't expected to land either of this offseason's two big free agents -- Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.


Phillies Acquire J.T. Realmuto From Marlins
The Marlins will receive Jorge Alfaro, pitching prospects Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart, and an international bonus slot.

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Frank Robinson Dies At 83
Frank Robinson first African-American manager in Major League Baseball in history and the only player to win MVP in both leagues.


Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade
If the Phillies are going to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins, they are going to have to include Sixto Sanchez in the deal.

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MLB Finds 'No Credible Evidence' Of Discrimination By Mariners
The Mariners were accused of racism by former director of high performance, Dr. Lorena Martin, in November.

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Brad Boxberger Agrees To One-Year Deal With Royals
The contract is worth $2.2 million with $1 million in performance bonuses.


Nationals, Jeremy Hellickson Agree Upon $1.3M Deal
Jeremy Hellickson could earn up to $4 million more through performance bonuses.

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