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LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings

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A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:...

Mark Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit right away

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didn't need much convincing. Not to mention he is already looking forward to talking nutrition and sport science with Hunter Pence, his former Houston teammate and yoga pal....

Sale traded to Red Sox, who's the next big name to move?

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Texas needs a center fielder, and most every team wants an extra arm....

Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox for hefty package

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- No surprise that Chris Sale got traded, it was time to go. The real shocker? That the Boston Red Sox swooped in to snag him....

Tim Tebow could play for Mets in spring training

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Don't be surprised if the New York Mets sneak Tim Tebow into some spring training action....

Don't expect bullpen bingo from playoffs to become the norm

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Ned Yost enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians' lights-out bullpen go to work in the playoffs because it was so familiar....

Benoit, Phillies finalize $7.5 million, 1-year contract

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Reliever Joaquin Benoit and the Philadelphia Phillies finalized a $7.5 million, one-year contract, part of the team's efforts to rebuild its bullpen....

Red Sox get setup man Thornburg from Brewers for INF Shaw
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox got the man they wanted - a setup man, in fact....

Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits....

Under Armour replaces Majestic as MLB jersey supplier in '20

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Under Armour will take over as the supplier of Major League Baseball uniforms in 2020....