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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31 2020 file photo, Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23)} waits to bat against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Minneapolis. Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has made no secret of the team's desire to re-sign designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Baldelli took his interest in the 40-year-old free agent a step further by taking a few seconds out of his video conference call with reporters to make a pretend pitch to the six-time All-Star. Cruz has batted .308 with 57 home runs, 141 RBIs and a 1.020 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in 173 games with the Twins. He's been their best hitter over Baldelli's two seasons and a significant reason why they’ve won the AL Central both years. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Twins' Baldelli to Cruz: 'We'd love to see you in spring'

Dec. 15, 2020 7:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was discussing the state of his roster in baseball's so-far quiet offseason, making no secret of the team's desire to re-sign designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Baldelli pushed his interest in the 40-year-old free agent a step further, taking a few...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the baseball team's NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas. Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed “please don’t take me.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Freeman among trio of Braves on All-MLB first team

Dec. 10, 2020 12:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — National League MVP Freddie Freeman was one of three Atlanta Braves selected to the All-MLB first team on Wednesday night. The slugging first baseman was joined by Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna and starting pitcher Max Fried. Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was chosen for...

FILE - Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer throws in the third inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati, in this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo. Bauer is a free agent. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents

Dec. 4, 2020 4:01 PM EST

The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when their teams declined to offer them contracts by Wednesday night's tender deadline. That group included a few well-known names like Kyle...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario jogs in during the baseball team's game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins declined Wednesday, Dec. 2, to offer a 2021 contract to Rosario, their regular left fielder for the last six seasons. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Twins non-tender Rosario, Wisler; reach deals with 5 players

Dec. 2, 2020 10:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins declined Wednesday to offer a 2021 contract to Eddie Rosario, their regular left fielder for the last six seasons. The Twins also decided to non-tender reliever Matt Wisler prior to MLB's deadline. They reached one-year deals with five of their arbitration-eligible...