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Sale on yielding ace role: 'We play for a trophy, not a tag'

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BOSTON (AP) -- Chris Sale said he isn't worried that he might not be the ace of the Boston pitching staff after being added to a Red Sox rotation that already includes David Price and reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello....

Cubs get closer Wade Davis from Royals for OF Jorge Soler
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have acquired star closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler....

AP sources: Locke, Marlins agree to $3,025,000, 1-year deal

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Left-hander Jeff Locke has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins worth $3,025,000, according to two people familiar with the negotiations....

AP source: Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- All-Star free agent outfielder Ian Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press....

Longtime A's announcer Bill King wins Hall's Frick Award
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Former Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting....

AP source: Rodney, D-backs agree to $2.75M, 1-year contract
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says 39-year-old closer Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract....

AP source: Gomez agrees to $11.5M deal to stay with Rangers

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Outfielder Carlos Gomez has agreed to an $11.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Texas Rangers, according to two people familiar with the negotiations....

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....


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