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12:12 PM ET The Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by MLB.com. Suzuki played for the Nationals for parts of the 2012 and ’13 seasons, hitting .239 with eight home runs and 50 RBIs in 122 games. He was
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11:29 AM ET The Houston Astros acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up minor league pitcher Trent Thornton on Saturday. Díaz, 28, played both at shortstop and third base for the Blue Jays last season, hitting .263 with a career-high 18 home runs, 26 doubles and 55 RBIs
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11:36 AM ET The most predictable non-political responses on twitter might occur whenever a baseball wart is noted. If you mention the rising rate of strikeouts, or the laborious pace of a World Series game, or a big contract signing, a chorus of followers will immediately chime in with: That’s why baseball is dying. From
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7:26 PM ET Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will have heart surgery on Nov. 26, with recovery expected to take from two to eight weeks. The surgery, to correct Jansen’s irregular heartbeat, had been expected. Jansen had a similar procedure after the 2012 season. He is expected to be recovered and ready in time
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6:04 PM ET The Boston Red Sox are bringing back World Series MVP Steve Pearce for the 2019 season, the team announced Friday. The one-year deal is worth $6.25 million, Yahoo Sports reports. Steve Pearce was a valuable role player for the Red Sox before vaulting to prominence in the World Series. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY
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5:02 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Julio Rangel has been hired by the Texas Rangers as pitching coach for new manager Chris Woodward. Rangel will be with a big league staff for the first time after 12 years as a pitching instructor and coordinator at the minor league level with the San Francisco
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