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On Baseball: Cubs Parlay Their Depth Into a Closer, Wade Davis

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Chicago turned Jorge Soler, a young, power-hitting outfielder, into a replacement for Aroldis Chapman, a free agent expected to get a big contract.

After Striking Out Three Times, the Nationals Swing a Trade for Adam Eaton

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Washington sent three top pitching prospects to the suddenly selling White Sox for Eaton, who will return to center field after a productive season in right.

New Yankee Matt Holliday Looks to the Right and Sees Opportunity

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Holliday’s already powerful right-handed swing, which fills a desperate need for the Yankees, could benefit from the dimensions of Yankee Stadium.

Yankees’ Pursuit of Moncada and Sale Reflects New Restraint

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The Yankees were outbid on Yoan Moncada by the Red Sox, who used him to acquire Chris Sale, whose asking price the Yankees found too high.

Jose Reyes and Zack Wheeler Among Mets Whose Roles May Change

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Looking to increase their roster’s versatility, the Mets are considering giving the veteran infielder Reyes his first professional exposure to the outfield, and Wheeler might see time as a reliever.

Red Sox Acquire Chris Sale From White Sox, Trading 4 Players

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Sale, a five-time All-Star, adds another ace to the Red Sox starting rotation, while the White Sox gain the infielder Yoan Moncada and the Class A right-hander Michael Kopech.

Retirement of Derek Jeter’s No. 2 Leaves Only Double Digits Left for Yankees

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The Yankees will retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2 jersey and honor him with a plaque in Monument Park on May 14, Mother’s Day.

Baseball Hall of Fame’s View on the Steroid Era Is in Flux

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Now that Bud Selig, who was the commissioner during that turbulent time, has been voted in, attitudes on tainted players may be changing.

On Baseball: Perseverance Pays Off for Dodgers Pitcher Rich Hill

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Hill, a 36-year-old journeyman, bounced between the majors and the minors, and starting and relieving, before a breakout 12-5 season in 2016 that helped earn him a three-year $48 million deal.

Giants Sign All-Star Closer Mark Melancon in Record Deal

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Melancon’s contrac is said to be for four years and $62 million, shattering the previous record for a closer, set by Jonathan Papelbon before the 2012 season.

Yankees and Matt Holliday Said to Reach One-Year, $13 Million Deal

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Holliday, who will turn 37 next month and whose production declined amid injuries over his last two years with St. Louis, is expected to serve primarily as a designated hitter.

Bud Selig, an Apostle for Equity, Reaches Hall of Fame

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Selig instituted revenue-sharing policies and expanded playoffs that helped more small-market teams find on-field success.

Sports of The Times: By Rejecting George Steinbrenner, the Hall of Fame Slights a Brash Transformer

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Steinbrenner was often unsavory, but he deserves a spot in Cooperstown after collecting 11 American League pennants with the Yankees.

On Baseball: Bud Selig and George Steinbrenner Have a Chance at the Hall, via a Veterans Panel

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Selig and Steinbrenner could be linked in Cooperstown as part of the 2017 Hall of Fame class when the veterans committee votes on 10 candidates.

Labor Peace Helps Bolster Baseball’s Bottom Line

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Television contracts and digital innovation — as well as old-fashioned fan interest — are generating a flood of revenue that is sustaining Major League Baseball.

Mets’ Young Starters Come at Bargain Price in 2017

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Based on projections, the Mets’ likely starting rotation will cost a combined $11.7 million in 2017.

On Baseball: Baseball Labor Deal Turns All-Star Game Back Into an Exhibition

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The game’s winner secured home-field advantage for its league in the World Series for the past 14 years, but that never gave the game the desired ratings lift.

All-Star Game Reportedly Will No Longer Decide Series Home Field

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Home-field advantage in the World Series instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.

Yoenis Cespedes Wanted to Stay. Mets Wanted Him to Stay. Done Deal.

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This time, the Mets’ courtship of Yoenis Cespedes was different. It was mutual and featured a lot of communication.

Baseball Officials Negotiate With Labor Deal Set to Expire

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Issues standing in the way of a new collective bargaining agreement include the competitive-balance tax and free-agent compensation.

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