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Dave Roberts: Dodgers built to win

The team's new manager discusses the core values he hopes to instill and his biggest observations about the Dodgers from his time with the Padres.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

As Shelby Miller trade rumors heat up, one person familiar with the Braves' thinking believes the Cubs and Red Sox are both potential fits. The Braves are big fans of Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler, and they've shown a willingness to discuss both Miller and Julio Teheran in trades.

Twins get deal with Korean slugger Park

The Twins agreed to a four-year, $12 million deal with Byung Ho Park, who hit 53 homers in 2015 in the KBO. The Twins won the rights to sign Park with a $12.85 million bid last month.

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Don Newcombe had to be treated by paramedics at today's Dave Roberts news conference. He got dizzy while sitting in a chair

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

MLB teams in search of big power, high strikeout, righty bats have no shortage of options this week. The Mariners are shopping Mark Trumbo and the Astros have made Chris Carter available in advance of Friday's tender deadline. And now the Rockies' Wilin Rosario has chosen to elect free agency after clearing outright waivers.

Jim Bowden ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson presents Dave Roberts with his new Dodgers uniform

Katie Strang 

That said, don't expect first-year GM Al Avila to be cavalier with payroll, despite having the green light to spend. After Zimmermann signing, Avila indicated that adding another starting pitcher would require club to look for more cost-effective options.

Katie Strang 

Most fascinating part of Tigers' introductory press conference for Jordan Zimmermann? Rare, candid comments from team owner Mike Ilitch, who sounds all in on World Series hopes: "I don't care about the money. I want the best players."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

As FA process moves along, Jeff Samardzija gaining increased notice because teams are confident about this:Less mileage than other starters.

Bowden's bold predictions

Jim Bowden foresees a very eventful month of December, including Zack Greinke remaining in Los Angeles, Yoenis Cespedes making a splash in Miami -- and a decision being made regarding Pete Rose. Predictions (Insider)

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Indians sign Joba Chamberlain

The veteran reliever, who pitched for the Tigers and Royals in 2015, may be best known for being attacked by bugs during a 2007 playoff game in Cleveland while he was with the Yankees. The Indians tweeted an apology to him for that incident after announcing his signing.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Another reason why the Diamondbacks will be a very dangerous team in 2016: The development of David Peralta, who had a .978 after the ASB.

Braves bring back closer Jim Johnson

The veteran reliever got a one-year, $2.5 million deal. He saved nine games for the Braves last season before being dealt to the Dodgers at the trade deadline. He saved 101 games for the Orioles in 2012 and 2013.

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Marlins close to adding Bonds as coach

A source told ESPN the Marlins are finalizing a deal to add all-time HR leader Barry Bonds to the coaching staff. CBS Sports said the team was discussing adding Bonds as a hitting coach, although it already has Frank Menechino on staff as a hitting coach.

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Cardinals sign Pena to be Molina's backup

Veteran C Brayan Pena got a two-year, $5 million deal to serve as Yadier Molina's backup. Pena batted .273 with a career-best .344 on-base percentage in 86 games for the Reds last season.



The #Tigers announced today that the club has agreed to terms with RHP Jordan Zimmermann on a five-year contract.

Jim Bowden ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

Dave Dombrowski President of the Boston Red Sox told me prior to the off-season his three goals were an impact closer, a right-handed hitting 4th outfielder and a number 1 starter. Kimbrel check 1, Young check 2, now he tries to get David Price for the trifecta.