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Rangers | Tim Bogar won't return
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:29:50 -0700

Texas Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar will not return to the team next season.

Yankees | Dave Magadan won't be hitting coach
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:17:04 -0700

Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan has been informed that he won't be the next hitting coach for the New York Yankees.

Mariners | Taijuan Walker leaves AFL
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:08:59 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker has left his Surprise team in the Arizona Fall League after two starts to return home to California, club officials confirmed Sunday, Oct. 19, in a news release. "Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings," general manager Jack Zduriencik said, "but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time. He will continue with his off-season program, and we look forward to seeing him at spring training in February."

Red Sox | Chili Davis hired
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:39:35 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as the team's new hitting coach, succeeding Greg Colbrunn, who was away from the team for part of the year due to health issues. Davis was the hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics.

Athletics | Looking at Dave Magadan
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:36:25 -0700

The Oakland Athletics could look at Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan to take over for the recently departed Chili Davis. Another name in the mix is Los Angeles Angels assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen.

Mariners | Chris Young would like to return
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:48:06 -0700

Seattle Mariners impending free-agent SP Chris R. Young said he hopes to re-sign with the Mariners this offseason.

Rays | Team facing tough financial decisions
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:55:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays have until five days after the World Series ends to determine whether or not they will pick up the options of INF/OF Ben Zobrist ($7.5 million) and RP Joel Peralta ($2.5 million). The Rays may consider picking up Peralta's option and then trading him later, in order to clear space on the roster.

Rays | Changes to 40-man roster coming soon
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:52:10 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays are expected to add C Justin O'Conner, OF Mikie Mahtook and LHP Adam Liberatore to the 40-man roster in the next few weeks in order to protect them from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft. As a result, the Rays will need to make several transactions in order to clear roster space.

Red Sox | Begin contract negotiations with Koji Uehara
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:46:06 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have had preliminary contract talks with RP Koji Uehara but they are not close to finalizing a deal.

Orioles | Could agree to long-term deal with Nick Markakis
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:42:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, if the Baltimore Orioles give OF Nick Markakis a $2 million buyout instead of his $17.5 million option, they could still make him a qualifying offer and work out a long-term deal.

Red Sox | Yoenis Cespedes could be traded
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:38:24 -0700

The Boston Red Sox could make OF Yoenis Cespedes available in a trade. He is expected to make $10.2 million next season and reportedly is not interested in playing right field or working on his defense.

Indians | Want Jason Kipnis to improve conditioning
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:51:16 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis added muscle before last season, which the team felt was a disadvantage to him and slowed him down. The team will put him on a different conditioning program to try to shed weight in the offseason.