1:38 AM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
Baltimore Sun 5 hours ago

Orioles exercise contract options for 2015 on pitchers Wei-Yin Chen, Darren O'Day

The Orioles exercised their contract options for 2015 on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and right-handed sidearmer Darren O’Day on Thursday in expected moves that guarantee two of the club’s best pitchers from last season will be in the fold next year.
Haren to return to Dodgers after exercising option

Haren to return to Dodgers after exercising option

Dan Haren will be back with the Dodgers in 2015. Their seven players who became free agents Thursday probably won’t be. Haren officially exercised the option in his contract and will return next season with a $10 million salary. The clause in...
Newark Star-Ledger 6 hours ago

MLB hot stove: Do Mets have interest in Alex Rios?

Free agency began at 9 a.m. this morning and although the action is still yawning, here are a few things learned today.

Nats pick up option on Span, decline LaRoche and Soriano

The Nationals made their first contract decisions of the offseason Thursday afternoon, picking up the $9 million option they held on center fielder Denard Span for 2015 but declining their options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano. None of the three moves was a surprise, but each helps shape the club’s roster…

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Ben Cherington: Red Sox look forward to 'constructive conversation' with Jon Lester

BOSTON -- It ranks as the question most on the minds of Boston Red Sox fans entering the offseason: What are the chances that the Sox, who traded Jon Lester to Oakland at the July trading deadline after failing to sign him to a contract extension in the spring, can re-sign the ace left-hander as a free agent? The Sox cannot officially open negotiations with Lester until next Tuesday, five days after the start of free agency, but can signal their interest to Lester and his agents, Seth and Sam Levinson.

Thumb injury ends Rusney Castillo's Arizona Fall League season

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington downplayed the thumb injury that will sideline Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo for the rest of the season in the Arizona Fall League, but given the team's history with similar injuries suffered by Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis in recent years, there are grounds for at least some concern. Cherington said Thursday night that Castillo, who played in just eight games in Arizona, has been shut down with a strained adductor muscle in his right thumb.
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

San Francisco schools hope to prevent Giants fever from becoming epidemic Friday

Is there a way to prevent thousands of San Francisco school children from catching Giants fever and missing school on Friday to watch the parade?
Cardinals exercise Lackey's option

Cardinals exercise Lackey's option

Cards notes • Veteran starter will earn league minimum in 2015.
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

World Series: Giants will indeed ring in new year

San Francisco Giants have nine players with three rings after so much World Series success, and there are 11 more Giants with two rings.
New York Daily News 1 hour ago
For David Robertson and Yankees, save or go

For David Robertson and Yankees, save or go

Closer David Robertson was one of 10 Yankees to officially become a free agent Thursday and he figures to be the club’s most intriguing available name in this pinstriped winter.

No. 2 Seminoles rally from 21 down to beat No. 25 Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – FSU has absorbed one shot after another this season, on and off the field.
Chicago Sun-Times 2 hours ago

Joe Maddon: A real ray of hope for Cubs

Finally, after five seasons of bad baseball from the Cubs and superhuman patience from their fans, something real. Something with flesh, bones and a track record of achievement at the major-league level. A proven player? Whoa, whoa. Easy there, Cubs fans. What’s your rush? Provided all the I’s get dotted and the T’s get crossed, what we have here is a top-notch manager, Joe Maddon, a man who has tasted success and can pass on its secrets to his troops. It’s...
Chicago Sun-Times 2 hours ago

Joe Maddon would be Theo’s third hire in four seasons

The last time Theo Epstein hired the right manager at the right time and turned it into the right answer was when he hired Terry Francona to manage the Red Sox. Eleven years later, could he repeat history? With the guy who finished second to ­Francona in that process? Given the frequency with which the Cubs’ third-year team president has gone through managers on the North Side already, he almost has to — especially as ownership writes checks to pay off a...
The Republican 2 hours ago

Late Boston mayor Thomas Menino left his heart with the Red Sox as Fenway Park preservationist

Late mayor Thomas Menino always loved visiting Fenway Park.

Scottie Upshall's third-period goal lifts Panthers to 2-1 victory over Coyotes

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant held an optional morning skate Thursday but the only player to take off was veteran forward Scottie Upshall, prompting goalie Roberto Luongo to jokingly rename the game-day ritual, "the Upshall-nal.''

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