Braves stripped of 13 prospects, Coppolella banned for life
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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17....

AP source: MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball, its players' union and the Japanese commissioner's office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press....

Morgan urges voters to keep steroid users out of Hall
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Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep "known steroid users" out of Cooperstown....

Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Federal aviation investigators say retired star pitcher Roy Halladay performed steep turns and flew feet above the water in his small plane moments before his fatal crash two weeks ago....

Hall of Fame ballot newcomers: Jones, Thome, Vizquel
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame....

Aaron Boone interviews for New York Yankees manager
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees....

Manfred: Marlins fans shouldn't be upset if Stanton dealt
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks Miami Marlins fans should be understanding if the team's new owners trade All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton....

Astros' Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins' Stanton earns NL honor
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's best....

Boras says teams should spend big and move to 'Playoffville'
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Agent Scott Boras has a new metaphor this offseason, saying teams should desire to spend money on players and move to "Playoffville."...

MLB hopes for new Japan posting deal by early December
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Major League Baseball hopes to put in place a new posting system agreement with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams....






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