Indians Notes: Swisher, Bourn, Masterson, Hamels

MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian and Paul Hoynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group cleared out their inbox this weekend answering readers’ questions about possible moves for the Indians this offseason. Here are the highlights: Bastian downplays a Nick Swisher-Ubaldo Jimenez swap of bad contracts. Clevel...

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Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
Browns win!! I see you @JOSH_GORDONXII #doyourthingbigman #welcomeback
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Clayton Kershaw’s Value Growing In Memorabilia Market

Clayton Kershaw began the 2014 season with a seven-strikeout effort in 6.2 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia as part of MLB’s Opening Series. He ended it in disappointment as he again was unable to get past the St. Louis Cardinals in the postseason. Between the bookend starts, ...

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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
A source tells me the #Athletics have acquired Ike Davis from the #Pirates for international slot money. It's strictly a move for depth.
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources: #Rangers open to trading better prospects in lieu of spending big on FAs. Gallo, Alfaro believed untouchable, but others in play.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 3h | Score: 91
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#Rangers remain open to trading any SS in right deal, but Andrus now least likely to move. Team believes he is headed for big year.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 3h | Score: 87
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
Adding Ike Davis isn't indication #Athletics are about to move any other 1B, but it gives them the ability to do so in event of great offer.
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Adrian Beltre, 35, stands at 2,604 career hits, along with 395 homers, 528 doubles and 1,256 runs. The Hall of Fame? A done deal.
@Buster_ESPN | | 11h | Score: 40
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Keith Langlois , NBA.com, Pistons Beat Writer
Brandon Jennings, sprained left thumb, did not practice for #Pistons today. X-rays negative. He's questionable for Tues at MIL
@Keith_Langlois | | 2h | Score: 26
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Phil Rogers , Chicago Tribune, Baseball Writer
White Sox likely to finalize Adam LaRoche deal Monday. Stockpiling SS depth, with AAA regular Juan Diaz the latest. Alexei Ramirez in play.
@philgrogers | | 1h | Score: 20
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John McClain , Houston Chronicle, NFL Reporter
With roof open and sunshine coming in, maybe Texans think they're on the beach at Galveston soaking up some rays. They're playing like it.
@McClain_on_NFL | | 3h | Score: 20
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"Marlins Man" is auctioning off his infamous jersey for charity. It's going for a lot of $$. t.co/QDaSgCLCZG t.co/crV7mxKGph
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
You have to wonder if the hiring of Henry Blanco will create any traction for the Cubs' interest in Miguel Montero -- a Blanco pupil in '14.
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
The Indians announced they have designated pitcher Scott Barnes for assignment.
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
Tim Lee: Sorry you don’t appreciate my wonderfulness t.co/FYk8aRCuSP #Braves
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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Upton, Angels t.co/L9v4KBBL5C
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"Marlins Man" is auctioning off his infamous jersey for charity. It's going for a lot of $$. t.co/QDaSgCLCZG t.co/crV7mxKGph
@sportingnews | | 11m | Score: 15
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
Adding Ike Davis isn't indication #Athletics are about to move any other 1B, but it gives them the ability to do so in event of great offer.
@susanslusser | | 13m | Score: 85
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
A source tells me the #Athletics have acquired Ike Davis from the #Pirates for international slot money. It's strictly a move for depth.
@susanslusser | | 14m | Score: 500
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
Tim Lee: Sorry you don’t appreciate my wonderfulness t.co/FYk8aRCuSP #Braves
@DOBrienAJC | | 44m | Score: 5
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Phil Rogers , Chicago Tribune, Baseball Writer
White Sox likely to finalize Adam LaRoche deal Monday. Stockpiling SS depth, with AAA regular Juan Diaz the latest. Alexei Ramirez in play.
@philgrogers | | 1h | Score: 20
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We suggest you start buying Kershaw memorabilia. If you haven’t already. t.co/KwnEiQv6CF
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Michael G. Baron , MetsBlog.com, Mets Beat Writer
It's #SheaStadiumSunday today. #Mets @ Mets – Willets Point t.co/YCKdvBOZkS
@michaelgbaron | | 2h | Score: 1
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Keith Langlois , NBA.com, Pistons Beat Writer
Brandon Jennings, sprained left thumb, did not practice for #Pistons today. X-rays negative. He's questionable for Tues at MIL
@Keith_Langlois | | 2h | Score: 26
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Jack Magruder , FoxSportsArizona.com, Dbacks Beat Writer
#Dbacks also have signed OF Jamie Romak to a minor league deal., Romak played 15 games with the Dodgers in major league debut last sesaon.
@JackMagruder | | 2h | Score: 2
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#Rangers remain open to trading any SS in right deal, but Andrus now least likely to move. Team believes he is headed for big year.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 3h | Score: 87
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources: #Rangers open to trading better prospects in lieu of spending big on FAs. Gallo, Alfaro believed untouchable, but others in play.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 3h | Score: 91
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John McClain , Houston Chronicle, NFL Reporter
With roof open and sunshine coming in, maybe Texans think they're on the beach at Galveston soaking up some rays. They're playing like it.
@McClain_on_NFL | | 3h | Score: 20
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Jack Magruder , FoxSportsArizona.com, Dbacks Beat Writer
#Dbacks also announce they have traded Scottsdale's RHP Charles Brewer to Cleveland for cash. DFAd on Thursday.
@JackMagruder | | 4h | Score: 1
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ArizonaSports.com , News and Updates
Arizona #Dbacks complete trade of pitcher Charles Brewer to the Cleveland Indians - t.co/n7GPgc9P9n t.co/5uJYeJpcXv
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Buster Olney: Wright not a top-10 3B t.co/wINu8Arnos #NYM #Mets
@AdamRubinESPN | | 4h | Score: 3
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Indians acquire Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks t.co/MGDVvjOIOQ
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Rangers Notes: Upton, Andrus, Gallo, Alfaro

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has the latest on the Rangers (all Twitter links): The Rangers have spoken to the Braves about Justin Upton, echoing a recent report by the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, but the current focus for Texas is pitching. The Rangers are willing to deal any of their shortstops...

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Ken Rosenthal - FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#Rangers remain open to trading any SS in right deal, but Andrus now least likely to move. Team believes he is headed for big year.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 3h | Score: 87
Ken Rosenthal - FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Sources: #Rangers open to trading better prospects in lieu of spending big on FAs. Gallo, Alfaro believed untouchable, but others in play.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 3h | Score: 91
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West Notes: Robertson, Astros, Sandoval, Kennedy

The Astros are known to be seeking relief help and they might be aiming high. Houston has reached out to Scott Leventhal, the agent for David Robertson, to express interest in the Yankees closer, an industry source told Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Still, it’s not known whether the Astros ar...

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Cafardo On Fowler, Astros, Hammel, Miley

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe asked about a dozen GMs in Phoenix about the Yankees’ situation and not one of them thought the Bombers would stay away from a major signing. For all the talk about the Cubs being a major player for Jon Lester, the Red Sox are still fearful that it’ll be the Yank...

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Indians Designate Scott Barnes For Assignment

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Red Sox on verge of reversing vision?

So much for paying less for under-30 players? Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Not so long ago the Red Sox were rather smug with their new innovative stance to the free agent market. As John Henry was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek last season, "Virtually all of the underpaid players are under...

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Torii Hunter “favors the Twins”

From Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: Free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter told the Pioneer Press on Saturday that he favors the Twins among teams with which he is considering signing and that he could make a decision in a week or so. “(Twins GM) Terry Ryan and I have talked several ti...

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Charley Walters: Torii Hunter, Twins have 'common interest' in reunion

Charley Walters (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi) Related Stories Nov 15: Charley Walters: Packers game will expose Vikings' shortcomings Nov 8: Charley Walters: Joel Maturi nailed it in hiring Jerry Kill Nov 1: Charley Walters: Developing young players keeps Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders in the gam...

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Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Adrian Beltre, 35, stands at 2,604 career hits, along with 395 homers, 528 doubles and 1,256 runs. The Hall of Fame? A done deal.
@Buster_ESPN | | 11h | Score: 40

In bid for Sandoval, Padres' offer 'very competitive'

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Padres had actually presented the highest contract offer for Sandoval but that he might be favoring the Red Sox offer. The report stated that Sandoval's agent, Gustavo Vazquez, has asked the Giants to present their best offer next week. Vazquez met with ...

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Indians Acquire Charles Brewer

The Indians have acquired right-handed pitcher Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

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This Day In Dodgers History: Steve Sax Wins Rookie Of The Year

Although they’ve somewhat gotten away from it within the last decade or so, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a long history of developing talent from within. After debuting with the Dodgers in 1981 but playing in just 31 games, Steve Sax added his name to the impressive group of home-grown Dodgers. In...

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Dodgers acquire right-hander Mike Bolsinger from the Diamondbacks

Mike Bolsinger The Dodgers added rotation depth by acquiring right-hander Mike Bolsinger from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night in exchange for cash considerations. Dodgers acquire Joel Peralta from Tampa Bay Rays Bolsinger, 26, pitched in 10 games for the Diamondbacks this year, including ...

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Dodgers Acquire Mike Bolsinger From Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to make a splashy move in free agency unless you take into account their front office additions, but they continue tinkering with the roster. Two days after acquiring Joel Peralta and Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays, the Dodgers announced they traded for righ...

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Dodgers Acquire Mike Bolsinger, Designate Jarret Martin

The Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Bolsinger was designated for assignment by Arizona last Thursday. The Dodgers have confirmed the move via twitter. Jarret Martin was d...

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AL East Notes: Yankees Roster, Joyce, Rays Managerial Finalists

The Yankees currently have 39 players on their 40-man roster after adding four players and selling Zelous Wheeler to Japan. More change is on the way, writes Chad Jennings of LoHud.com in an analysis of the roster. Jennings expects the club to add another four players, which would necessitate furthe...

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