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Dodgers acquire Rays reliever Peralta

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The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired veteran reliever Joel Peralta from the Tampa Bay Rays in a four-player trade.

Stanton: $325M contract 'toughest decision of my life'

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Most people, had they been offered a $325 million contract spread out over 13 years, would agree to it immediately. But not Giancarlo Stanton.

Report: Red Sox make offer to Lester

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The Boston Red Sox made a contract offer to free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester earlier this week, according to

Reports: A's agree to deal with DH Butler

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In another big-money move by a traditionally low-payroll team, the Oakland Athletics agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with free agent designated hitter Billy Butler, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.

Blue Jays, Martin agree to $82 million deal

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Free agent catcher Russell Martin is heading north for the winter. Martin, the top catcher on the market, reportedly agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Braves send Heyward to Cards in 4-player trade

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The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday in exchange for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

Report: Stanton, Marlins agree to record $325M deal

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Slugger Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins have agreed to a deal for a record $325 million over 13 years, reported Monday.

Cubs acquire La Stella from Braves for Vizcaino

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The Chicago Cubs acquired infielder Tommy La Stella and the No. 4 international signing bonus slot from the Atlanta Braves on Sunday for right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots (Nos. 2, 3 and 4).

Jose Canseco: My finger fell off playing poker

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No way, Jose. What else can you say when Jose Canseco -- the former baseball slugger who accidentally shot his own finger last month -- claims that part of said finger fell off during a poker tournament?

Trout, Kershaw named baseball MVPs

Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw

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Outfielder Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers were named the Most Valuable Players in the American and National League, respectively, on Thursday.

Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young awards

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2013

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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw maintained his firm grip on the National League Cy Young Award, winning for the third time on Wednesday, and Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber claimed his first American League Cy Young.

Report: Orioles close to re-signing Markakis

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The Baltimore Orioles are close to re-signing outfielder Nick Markakis to a four-year contract, the New York Post reported.

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