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11/20/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: A blockbuster by Rangers, Tigers
The Hot Stove was cranked up to full blast on Wednesday night, thanks to a surprise trade exchange of All-Stars. The Tigers will send first baseman Prince Fielder and $30 million to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler.

11/20/2013 | For Rangers, Fielder blockbuster worth gamble
The Prince Fielder-for-Ian Kinsler swap has the potential to be a very good trade for the Texas Rangers. There's still work to be done on the roster, but this appears to be a nice step in the right direction. Are there risks? Absolutely.

11/20/2013 | Giants add '10 top pick Brown to 40-man roster
Center fielder Gary Brown, the Giants' No. 1 selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, was among four Minor Leaguers the club added to its 40-man roster on Wednesday.

11/20/2013 | Bold Dombrowski never afraid to improve
Only 35 days after his Tigers were denied a second successive American League pennant by the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski did what he always does. Detroit's president/general manager swallowed hard and made a swift, decisive move designed to help his organization and its ultra-aggressive owner, Mike Ilitch, complete the mission they've been on since they lost the 2006 World Series to the Cardinals.

11/20/2013 | Mariners add four to 40-man roster before deadline
Outfielder Stefen Romero, the Mariners' No. 7 ranked prospect by MLB.com, was one of four players added to Seattle's 40-man roster on Wednesday as the club moved to protect itself for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Nats add three, including two arms, to 40-man roster
The Nationals selected the contracts of pitchers Sammy Solis and Aaron Barrett as well as outfielder Michael Taylor on Wednesday. All teams had to set their 40-man rosters by midnight ET, otherwise exposing qualifying players to the Rule 5 Draft in December.

11/20/2013 | Yanks make deal with Padres, add six to 40-man roster
The Yankees acquired infielder Dean Anna from the Padres on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Ben Paullus, adding him to the club's Major League roster along with five other players.

11/20/2013 | Montero shut down following minor accident
Jesus Montero's strong showing in the Venezuelan Winter League has been put on hold for the past 10 days after sustaining a laceration on his knuckles in a minor car accident, according to Mariners Minor League coordinator Chris Gwynn.

11/20/2013 | Mets shield former top pick Matz from Rule 5 Draft
The Mets added former top pick Steven Matz to their 40-man roster on Wednesday along with right-handers Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel, protecting those players from being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Rangers acquire Prince in exchange for Kinsler
The Rangers acquired the big bat they were seeking this offseason by agreeing to send second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers for first baseman Prince Fielder.

11/20/2013 | Kinsler joins Tigers as Fielder dealt to Texas
The Tigers went into the offseason will uncertainty at second base and a payroll that was becoming troublesome. On Wednesday night, they addressed both issues by sending Prince Fielder to Texas for All-Star Ian Kinsler.

11/20/2013 | Dodgers protect pitching trio from Rule 5 Draft
The Dodgers selected the contracts of pitching prospects Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia and Jarret Martin on Wednesday, adding them to the 40-man roster and thus protecting them from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Orioles protect three from Rule 5 Draft
The Orioles added three players to their 40-man roster on Wednesday in left-handed pitcher Tim Berry, catcher Michael Ohlman and knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa, protecting the young trio from the Rule 5 Draft process.

11/20/2013 | Marlins add six, including four arms, to 40-man roster
Pitching depth is the Marlins' strength, and on Wednesday, the organization took steps to protect four more of its Minor League arms. All teams had to set their 40-man rosters by midnight ET Wednesday, otherwise exposing qualifying players to the Rule 5 Draft in December.

11/20/2013 | In advance of Rule 5 Draft, Rox add to roster
The Rockies added seven players to their 40-man roster Wednesdaywith an eye on next month's Rule 5 Draft: left-handers Jayson Aquino, Tyler Matzek and Kraig Sitton; right-hander Raul Fernandez; infielder Rosell Herrera and outfielders Kent Matthes and Kyle Parker.

11/20/2013 | Royals add four to 40-man roster, drop three
There was nothing very surprising about the 40-man roster changes the Royals made on Wednesday, as they added four players and dropped three. Added to the roster were infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert, outfielder Lane Adams and pitcher Michael Mariot.

11/20/2013 | D-backs add two, DFA Sipp to set 40-man roster
The D-backs fine-tuned their 40-man roster Wednesday ahead of the 10 p.m. MT deadline to set the roster for next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | White Sox add Sanchez and Thompson, claim Elmore
The White Sox raised their 40-man roster total to 39 by purchasing the contracts of infielder Carlos Sanchez and outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday and claiming infielder Jake Elmore off of waivers from the Astros.

11/20/2013 | Angels add prospect Grichuk to their 40-man
The Angels selected the contract of outfield prospect Randal Grichuk on Wednesday, adding him to the 40-man roster and thus protecting him from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Polanco among four added to 40-man roster
The Pirates added four players to the Major League roster on Wednesday, thus protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft. Added to the roster were outfielder Gregory Polanco, shortstop Alen Hanson, left-hander Joely Rodriguez and righty Casey Sadler, bringing the 40-man roster to its full complement.

11/20/2013 | Giants lend efforts to Phillipines typhoon relief
The Bay Area is home to one of the nation's largest Filipino communities, and the Giants have responded by committing extra effort to provide relief in the typhoon-stricken Phillipines.

11/20/2013 | Rays protect four, sign seven Minor League free agents
The Rays added four prospects -- right-handers Kirby Yates and Jesse Hahn, infielder Vince Belnome and left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser -- to their 40-man roster, and protected them from the Rule 5 Draft, on Wednesday. The club also invited three Minor League free agents, including pitcher Mark Lowe, to camp.

11/20/2013 | Phillies add four prospects to 40-man roster
The Phillies added four players to their 40-man roster Wednesday, which protects them from December's Rule 5 Draft. The foursome includes outfielders Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan, catcher Tommy Joseph and left-hander Rob Rasmussen.

11/20/2013 | Extending Matheny is a Cardinals no-brainer
Mike Matheny has always credited the players during his two-year run as Cardinals manager, but there has been no doubt that his professional and determined approach is a perfect fit in St. Louis. The organization agreed to the tune of a contract extension through 2017 on Wednesday.

11/20/2013 | Cubs add Alcantara, Beeler to 40-man roster
The Cubs added infielder Arismendy Alcantara and pitcher Dallas Beeler to the 40-man roster Wednesday, which was the deadline for teams to set their rosters in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft.


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