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  • Oakland Athletics - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH Oakland general manager Billy Beane pulled a stunner of a trade July 4 when he acquired right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for top shortstop prospect Addison Russell...
  • Price deal the latest coup for Tigers' Dombrowski

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski had no idea he'd be adding another Cy Young Award winner this week. Dombrowski has stunned the baseball world with bold moves before and...
  • A's and Tigers go for broke at trade deadline

     A's and Tigers go for broke at trade deadline
    When the A's and the Tigers are engaging in an arms race and the World Series champion Red Sox are unloading, you know the landscape of baseball has changed dramatically. That was apparent Thursday on one of the wildest trading deadline days in memory,...
  • Boston Red Sox - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- General manager Ben Cherington and the Boston Red Sox threw a major curveball at the baseball world Thursday. While the sport waited for the Red Sox to trade off some of their veteran players...
  • Red Sox's sell-off brings back big-league talent

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox BOSTON -- General manager Ben Cherington and the Boston Red Sox threw a major curveball at the baseball world Thursday. While the sport waited for the Red Sox to trade off some of their veteran players...
  • Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers

    The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field. The Tigers were frantic about it. Their...
  • Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades

    Angels believe they have troops for the job, despite rivals' upgrades
    BALTIMORE — The first shock wave came when Oakland, the team the Angels are chasing in the American League West, acquired Boston ace Jon Lester for left fielder and cleanup batter Yoenis Cespedes, giving the Athletics a formidable rotation that...
  • Jacobs: A Worst-To-First-To-Worst Cycle

    Jacobs: A Worst-To-First-To-Worst Cycle
    After the Red Sox put an exclamation point on one of the most compelling stories in baseball history last October, only champagne bottles were left to be collected in the home team clubhouse. Before anyone is allowed to enter Fenway Park on Friday for...
  • Marlins land Cosart, in six-player trade with Astros

    Marlins land Cosart, in six-player trade with Astros
    MIAMI When Jarred Cosart faced them Saturday at Minute Maid Park his name was among many on a "laundry list" of controllable starters the Marlins found intriguing. At the time, President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill did not foresee punching a...
  • Preview: Rockies at Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers are engaged in an arms race with the Oakland Athletics and are clearly focused on their path to the World Series. The Tigers will introduce newest piece David Price before opening a three-game interleague series with the visiting...
  • Preview: Pirates at Diamondbacks

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Pirates at Diamondbacks The Pittsburgh Pirates were left out of the big-name fun at Thursday's trade deadline while their main competitors in the National League Central both made upgrades. The Pirates will try to prove they...
  • Oakland Athletics - PlayerWatch

    INF Jake Elmore was designated for assignment by the A's on Thursday. He was hitting .282/.374/.365 with no homers and 18 RBIs in 47 games for Triple-A Sacramento. He missed the first two months of the season due to a strained right quad. CF Billy...