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11/8/2013 | Helping fight ALS, Mo reflects on new life
Mariano Rivera was honored on Thursday night at the 19th annual Lou Gehrig Sports Awards Benefit Dinner at the Marriott Marquis. There is still no known cure for ALS 72 years after it claimed the Iron Horse's life, but this dinner raised about $1 million toward research, with another $172,000 added during a live auction.

11/7/2013 | Frontline pitching tops Nationals' wish list
With the General Managers Meetings set to start next week in Orlando, Fla., Nationals GM Mike Rizzo will be looking to improve a team that finished in second place in the National League East this past season, 10 games behind the Braves.

11/7/2013 | Hot Stove Roundup: Skippers remain in news
As Hot Stove talks heat up about free agents across baseball, one manager was introduced on Thursday; could another be on his way to a multiyear deal? Take a look at Thursday's biggest offseason stories, including news of talks between skipper Don Mattingly and the Dodgers.

11/7/2013 | Pedroia named Wilson's AL Defensive Player of Year
Dustin Pedroia was named the American League's Defensive Player of the Year by Wilson on Thursday night.

11/7/2013 | McClendon: Mariners ready to move forward
Lloyd McClendon believes he's stepping into a "golden age for the Mariners" as he assumes his new role as the club's manager. McClendon has seen something similar before as a member of the Tigers' coaching staff in 2006.

11/7/2013 | Wilson honors Parra, Pedroia for unrivaled D
Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia and Arizona outfielder Gerardo Parra on Thursday were named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year in the American and National League, respectively.

11/7/2013 | Parra, D-backs nab Wilson's top defensive honors
For the second year running, Wilson handed out its Defensive Player of the Year awards, which are determined by using a formula that balances scouting information, sabermetric analysis and basic fielding statistics. D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra was named the National League's top defender, while Arizona was named the National League Defensive Team of the Year.

11/7/2013 | MLBPA probes report of Jay-Z's gift to Cano
The Major League Baseball Players Association is investigating reports that hip-hop-star-turned-sports-agent Jay-Z may have violated regulations governing the relationship between players and their representatives by presenting Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano with expensive birthday gifts.

11/7/2013 | Uggla, starter are Wren's priorities at GM Meetings
Braves general manager Frank Wren will gain a better sense of how realistic his top two priorities -- finding a starting pitcher and trading Dan Uggla -- are when he and his top aides spend next week talking shop with their peers at the annual General Managers Meetings in Orlando, Fla.

11/7/2013 | Lefty Lopez drawing interest; Giants remain in mix
Javier Lopez has prompted interest from a "significant number" of teams, his representative said Thursday, but the free-agent left-hander still harbors hopes of returning to the Giants.

11/7/2013 | Cards announce 2014 Minor League coaching staff
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals announced 2014 coaching staff assignments for their Minor League affiliates on Thursday, as well as the promotion of Tim Leveque to Minor League pitching coordinator.

11/7/2013 | Heidenreich undergoing makeover in AFL
Two starts into his stint in the Arizona Fall League, Astros right-hander Matt Heidenreich was told he was getting a makeover. Astros pitching coach Brent Strom and Minor League pitching coach Dave Borkowski, who's serving as Peoria's pitching coach in the AFL, took the 22-year-old Heidenreich aside and began to remake him with a new delivery and a fresh approach.

11/7/2013 | Maturing Beckham could be primed for breakout
Trade rumors have circled around Gordon Beckham pretty much since the offseason following his first full Major League campaign back in 2010. About the only difference now is that Beckham doesn't stand as quite the untouchable he was considered some four years ago. If Beckham stays healthy in '14, the learning process brought about by past struggles could have him primed for that expected breakout campaign.

11/7/2013 | Dodgers announcer Steiner to join Radio Hall
Being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on Saturday, Charley Steiner will join a who's who of broadcasting icons that includes the man who will introduce him, fellow New York native Larry King.

11/7/2013 | Rangers sign lefty Perez to four-year deal
The Rangers and left-handed starter Martin Perez have agreed to a four-year deal with club options for the 2018, '19 and '20 seasons.

11/7/2013 | Buxton, Sano shut down in offseason leagues
Top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano are both being shut down with injuries, Twins director of Minor League operations Brad Steil confirmed Thursday. Buxton, 19, was diagnosed with a left shoulder strain and is likely to miss the rest of the Arizona Fall League, while Sano, 20, was diagnosed with a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will not play again this offseason in the Dominican Winter League.

11/7/2013 | Cuddyer credits spring prep work for 2013 honors
Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer credited systematic preparation for a 2013 season that saw him win his first National League batting title and this week be presented with his first Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award.

11/7/2013 | Lawyers state cases in hearing on A-Rod's lawsuit
Inside a Manhattan federal courtroom Thursday, one of Alex Rodriguez's lawyers said that Major League Baseball tried to get the Yankees third baseman "at all costs" to ruin his career and reputation, while MLB's legal team called those claims "overstated, misstated or simply false."

11/7/2013 | AFL a chance for Irwin to get on Bucs' radar
Pirates prospect Phil Irwin, now pitching in the Arizona Fall League, is confident of being on the way to another full recovery after undergoing ulnar nerve transplant surgery this past season.

11/7/2013 | Red Sox to tinker with championship roster
Heading into the offseason with a World Series championship team is something any general manager wants to experience. But that doesn't mean that Ben Cherington will be kicking his feet up on his desk this winter.

11/7/2013 | D-backs executive Harris honored for his work
D-backs executive vice president and chief financial officer Tom Harris has been named CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter, presented by AZ Business Magazine.

11/7/2013 | Ozuna making up for lost time in winter ball
Recovered from left thumb surgery, Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has picked up playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic for the Gigantes del Cibao.

11/7/2013 | Brett explains incident with autograph seeker
The life of a celebrity, even baseball Hall of Famer George Brett, is not always easy. Brett found that out on Wednesday at Kansas City International Airport during an expletive-tinged incident that was filmed by a relentless autograph seeker and ended up on KCTV5, a local television station, on Thursday morning.

11/7/2013 | Kendrick discusses state of the D-backs
D-backs managing general partner Ken Kendrick recently sat down with to discuss the 2013 season, what the team's payroll could be in '14 and areas of the club he would like to see improved for next season.

11/7/2013 | Chicago homecoming would be sweet for Granderson
If Curtis Granderson rejects the Yankees' qualifying offer, the Chicago native would make a tremendous impact, both on and off the field, for the Cubs or White Sox.

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