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Ohtani tracker: Why your team's ballpark might be crucial
Will Shohei Ohtani return to the Angels? The latest buzz about a once-in-a-generation talent.[read more]

Leyland, Piniella among skippers up for HOF vote
Jeff Bagwell, Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, Ted Simmons and Jim Thome are among 16 members of the contemporary era committee that will consider an eight-man Hall of Fame ballot that includes managers Jim Leyland, Lou Piniella, Cito Gaston and Davey Johnson.[read more]

Sources: Dodgers retain Heyward with $9M deal
Outfielder Jason Heyward, who hit .269 with 15 home runs last season, is returning to the Dodgers on a one-year, $9 million deal, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Talks for WBC star Imanaga can go to Jan. 11
Shōta Imanaga, who got the win for Japan in this year's World Baseball Classic final against the United States, will become a free agent Tuesday and major league teams can sign him through 5 p.m. on Jan. 11.[read more]

Cards add Gray on 3-year deal to revamped staff
The Cardinals have agreed with AL Cy Young runner-up Sonny Gray on a three-year, $75 million contract to anchor their staff heading into next season.[read more]

Tigers GM: Maeda signed to mentor, bring wins
Tigers general manager Scott Harris said he hopes the addition of veteran right-hander Kenta Maeda in free agency helps influence Detroit's young starters.[read more]

Hendriks, Bellinger win comeback player awards
Reliever Liam Hendriks and outfielder Cody Bellinger were selected Major League Baseball's Comeback Players of the Year on Tuesday. Both players are free agents.[read more]

'Bored' in summer off, Ausmus eager to join Yanks
"This past summer I didn't do anything. I got a little bit bored, to be honest with you," Brad Ausmus said Tuesday, a week after he was hired as Aaron Boone's bench coach with the Yankees.[read more]

Independent Oakland Ballers to start play in 2024
On the heels of the A's announcing a move to Las Vegas, a group of Oakland-area fans started the Oakland Ballers, who will play in the independent Pioneer League.[read more]