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Cashman: Rodriguez to compete for Yankees' DH job

Alex Rodriguez, July 2013

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With third baseman Chase Headley signing a four-year contract with the New York Yankees on Monday, it appears that Alex Rodriguez will be relegated to designated hitter duties when he returns next spring.

Cabrera signs 3-year deal with White Sox for $42M

Melky Cabrera

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Outfielder Melky Cabrera signed a three-year, $42 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.

Astros sign Jed Lowrie for 3 years, $23 million

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Jed Lowrie, whose first stint with the Astros lasted one season, is heading back to Houston for a longer term. The free agent shortstop signed a three-year, $23 million contract with the Astros on Monday.

Nationals, Harper reach 2-year deal

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The Washington Nationals and outfielder Bryce Harper avoided a grievance hearing by agreeing to a two-year, $7.5 million contract, according to reports Monday. The two sides were scheduled to have a grievance hearing Tuesday.

Red Sox add Masterson to rotation mix

Justin Masterson, St. Louis Cardinals, 2014

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The Boston Red Sox signed right-hander Justin Masterson to a one-year, $9.5 million deal Thursday night.

Reds trade starters Latos, Simon

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Walt Jocketty was in a subdued mood Thursday morning, which was quite understandable after the Cincinnati Reds general manager reluctantly traded two-fifths of his starting rotation.

RHP Santana, Twins agree on four-year deal

Ervin Santana, Atlanta Braves, August 2014

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Right-hander Ervin Santana reached an agreement on a four-year, $55 million contract with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

C Hernandez goes No. 1 in Rule 5 Draft

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Catcher Oscar Hernandez was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the first pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday at baseball's Winter Meetings.

Tigers acquire Cespedes from Red Sox for Porcello

Yoenis Cespedes, Boston Red Sox

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Yoenis Cespedes was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for starting pitcher Rick Porcello.

Dodgers shake up roster with flurry of moves

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Seemingly everyone in baseball was waiting for Andrew Friedman to make a big move since he jumped from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Dodgers in October.

Lester goes to Cubs for six years, $155M

Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox, 2013 World Series Game One

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Coveted free agent left-hander Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal late Tuesday night.

MLB roundup: White Sox land Samardzija, Robertson

Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs, May 2014

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Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was focused on pitching and landed two of the top arms on the market, acquiring right-hander Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics and signing Yankees free agent closer David Robertson.

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