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‘Cardinals Confidential: Inside the Winter Meetings’ airs Wednesday on FSMW

FOX Sports Midwest takes Cardinals fans behind the scenes of the team’s pursuit of free agents and trades in “Cardinals Confidential: Inside the Winter Meetings,” a 30-minute special premiering Wednesday, Dec. 20. Jim Hayes hosts the show, the network’s sixth annual special from the Baseball Winter Meetings. The show includes a look at how the Cardinals’ trade for Marcell Ozuna ...

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Nick Hundley, Giants agree to a $2.5 million, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Catcher Nick Hundley has agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the San Francisco Giants. The 34-year-old hit .249 with nine homers and 35 RBIs in 303 plate appearances last season and threw out 13 of 49 runners attempting to steal. He has a .249 career average with 81 homers and 340 RBIs. Hundley ...

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Rangers’ Perez hurts non-throwing elbow in mishap with bull

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez broke his non-pitching elbow in a mishap with a bull and is likely to miss the start of the season. Perez had surgery Monday in Dallas and is expected to start throwing in about a month. The Rangers said Tuesday the 26-year-old is expected to be sidelined from games until mid-April, putting ...

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AP NewsBreak: Dodgers hit with $36.2M tax, Yanks with $15.7M

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay baseball’s highest luxury tax for the fourth straight year and the New York Yankees owe a penalty for a 15th consecutive season, streaks that could end as the sport’s biggest spenders slash payroll for 2018. The Dodgers owe $36.2 million, according to final figures compiled by the commissioner’s office and obtained ...

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Moreland remains with Red Sox, agrees to $13M, 2-year deal

BOSTON (AP) First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $13 million, two-year contract to return to the Boston Red Sox and play for former teammate Alex Cora. ”He’s a great baseball guy,” said Moreland, who was on the Texas Rangers when Cora made a brief appearance there in 2010. ”He was a great teammate then, and I don’t expect ...

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Dodgers cut projected tax payroll next year to $181 million

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers brought their projected 2018 payroll under the $197 million luxury tax threshold with the weekend trade that sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, oft-injured starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy and infielder Charlie Culberson to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Matt Kemp. Los Angeles will send Atlanta $4.5 million by May 1 as ...

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J.T. Realmuto reportedly requests trade; Marlins say they’ll do what’s best for organization

MIAMI (AP) — J.T. Realmuto wants to join the Miami Marlins’ exodus. The catcher requested a trade in the wake of the team’s payroll purge, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person confirmed Realmuto’s request to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because discussions with the Marlins were private. The person said Realmuto’s agent told the ...

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