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Giants | Tim Lincecum's back improving
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:28:29 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (back) said Thursday, Oct. 23, that his back was feeling better than it did Monday. The team is awaiting MRI results before deciding on his status for the rest of the World Series.

Phillies | Cesar Jimenez signed
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:10:41 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Cesar Jimenez agreed to a one-year contract with the Phillies Thursday, Oct. 23, the team announced.

Phillies | Grady Sizemore contract details
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore's one-year contract is worth $2 million, the team announced.

Mets | Add Kevin Long
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:05:23 -0700

The New York Mets hired hitting coach Kevin Long (Yankees) Thursday, Oct. 23.

Phillies | Bringing back Grady Sizmore
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:27:02 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore signed a one-year contract with the team Thursday, Oct. 23. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mets | Michael Cuddyer may be FA target
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:38:10 -0700

Colorado Rockies impending free-agent OF Michael Cuddyer may be a target for the New York Mets this offseason if he is willing to accept a two-year deal, according to sources.

Giants | Pablo Sandoval to receive qualifying offer
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:33:57 -0700

San Francisco Giants impending free-agent 3B Pablo Sandoval will receive a $15.3 million qualifying offer this offseason, according to sources. The two sides have not had contract talks since spring training camp and will not until after the season.

Brewers | Darnell Coles hired
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:45:49 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers have hired Detroit Tigers assistant hitting coach Darnell Coles as their new hitting coach.

Rockies | Two coaches let go
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:34:29 -0700

Colorado Rockies pitching coach Jim Wright and bullpen coach Bo McLaughlin will not return to the team next season.

Giants | Tim Lincecum to undergo MRI
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:29:19 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (back, side) will undergo an MRI on his lower back and left side Thursday, Oct. 23, after he left Game 2 of the World Series because of tightness, according to sources. It is not known if Lincecum will stay on the active roster.

Braves | John Hart hired
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:54:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves interim general manager John Hart was named president of baseball operations by the team. He agreed to a three-year deal Thursday, Oct. 23.

Pirates | Josh Stinson signs
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:53:54 -0700

Free-agent P Josh Stinson (Orioles) signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, Oct. 23.

Braves | Craig Kimbrel wins award
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:33:53 -0700

Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel was named the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year.

Phillies | Front-runners for Yasmani Tomas?
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:43:53 -0700

Free-agent OF Yasmani Tomas has several teams interested in him, but several reliable sources are pointing to the Philadelphia Phillies as the front-runners. The Phillies have the money to reach a deal with Tomas, which could go above $100 million. The team also wants to turn around quickly to compensate for a thin farm system.

Diamondbacks | Intrigued by Peter O'Brien
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:30:01 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Peter O'Brien, obtained from the New York Yankees in the trade for 3B Martin Prado, has struggled with his defense but has impressed with power. O'Brien had 37 home runs in four levels of play this season.

Phillies | Sign John Hester
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:49:41 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies signed C John Hester (Angels) to a minor league contract Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Giants | Tim Lincecum sick before Game 1
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:53:45 -0700

San Francisco Giants P Tim Lincecum (illness) was sick before Game 1 of the World Series, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Dodgers | Dan Haren has surgery
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:16:31 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Dan Haren (shoulder) had arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder Wednesday, Oct. 22, and he's expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

Padres | Phil Plantier fired
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:56:44 -0700

San Diego Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier was fired Wednesday, Oct. 22, after the team hit a collective .226 last year, which was worst in the majors. Assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell will be a candidate to take the position. Bench coach Dave Roberts, pitching coach Darren Balsley, third base coach Glenn Hoffman, first base coach Jose Valentin and bullpen coach Willie Blair will all return.

Phillies | A.J. Burnett expected to return
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:15:09 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is expected to exercise his $12.75 million player option for 2015.