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Yanks lose four minor leaguers in Rule 5 draft

The Yankees had four players taken in the Rule 5 draft Wednesday, while the O's picked three. The Tigers picked D-backs outfielder Victor Reyes No. 1; LHP/OF Anthony Gose was picked by the Astros, from the Rangers system; and the Royals made two trades.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler was already having a strong winter with Justin Upton's contract extension and the Shohei Ohtani acquisition. Now he's filled a major hole by acquiring second baseman Ian Kinsler from Detroit for two fringe prospects. Kinsler, 35, is still a very good defender and a threat to steal 15-20 bases. He also plays the game with a competitive edge that should make him a nice fit in a relatively serene Angels' clubhouse. The Angels are reportedly working on a trade to acquire a third baseman — possibly San Diego's Chase Headley — so Eppler might not be done yet.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler is still looking for a second baseman to round out his batting order, and there's a growing sense that Detroit's Ian Kinsler is at the top of his list. The two teams continue to talk, but no deal was imminent as of Wednesday afternoon. The Mets, Giants and Brewers also have checked in on Kinsler, who is signed for an affordable $10 million in 2018. The Angels are among the teams on Kinsler's no trade list, but he would most likely waive it and go to Anaheim for a contract extension.

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Bob Costas wins Frick Award for broadcasting

As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening "through the crackle and static" to broadcasts from far-flung ballparks.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire on his rebuilding club: "I have had a lot of good conversations with Al (Avila) about what we are trying to do. I understand it and I am all in with them."

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Morris, Trammell reunited as Hall of Famers

Fittingly, Jack Morris reached the Hall of Fame in extra innings. Morris was elected to the Hall by its Modern Era Committee along with former Tigers teammate Alan Trammell, completing a joint journey from Motown to Cooperstown.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

New Hall of Famer Jack Morris, addressing writers who did not vote him during his original 15-year window, "I want you to know, I'm not mad at any of you." A little later, he joked, "Now that I'm in, I don't have to worry about any of it."

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Morris, Trammell make Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee after previously falling short of induction to Cooperstown.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The debate over Jack Morris was one of the most contentious in Hall of Fame history, and while the writers ultimately rejected Morris, he's now going to Cooperstown -- and he'll be joined by Alan Trammell, his longtime Tigers teammate. Morris and Trammell were elected by the 16-person Modern Era Ballot committee. Trammell should have been elected long ago, a player who ranked eighth all time among shortstops in WAR. Morris doesn't have much of an analytic case with a 3.90 career ERA, but he does have Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. This time, that was enough to get him the support he needed.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

You have to wonder if the heavy lean towards AL contemporaries among the former players voting on the Modern Era Committee didn't help Alan Trammell and Jack Morris finally get into the Hall of Fame in this latest iteration of the Veterans Committee. Trammell was deserving but let down by the BBWAA ballot, while Morris is sure to be one of the most controversial selections of the last 30-plus years.

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Ranking the Modern Era Hall of Fame candidates

Tigers great Alan Trammell is among the nine players -- plus former union chief Marvin Miller -- getting another shot at Cooperstown. Who are the best bets to get elected on Sunday?

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1B Adams heads list of 26 new free agents

Atlanta first baseman Matt Adams was among 26 players who gained free agency on Friday night when their former teams failed to offer them 2018 contracts. The list also includes Cubs closer Hector Rondon.

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Players who should be traded for their own good: Miguel Cabrera

After 10 years in Detroit, maybe Miggy is perfectly content to finish out his career in the same place even though the Tigers are just getting started on a rebuild. Still, you'd like to see such an all-time great get a shot at a few more high-stakes games.

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One key move for the Tigers this offseason

Yes, Miguel Cabrera's trade value is low, but the Tigers might want to consider eating the majority of his contract to get back some type of return.

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Tigers add seven to 40-man, sign LHP Carpenter

Detroit added RHPs Spencer Turnbull, Gerson Moreno and Eduardo Jimenez, LHP Gregory Soto, C Grayson Greiner, OF Mike Gerber and SS Sergio Alcantara to its 40-man roster on Monday. The Tigers also signed free-agent LHP Ryan Carpenter to a one-year deal.

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Eaves homers in AFL

Tigers infield prospect Kody Eaves went 2-for-5 with a solo home run for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League's regular-season finale on Thursday. The 24-year-old slashed .337/.389/.554 with three long balls and nine RBIs in 22 games this fall.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25812th
On Base Percentage.32416th
Slugging Percentage.42418th
Earned Run Average5.3630th
Quality Starts7213th