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11/20/2013 | Athletics add right-hander Alcantara to 40-man
The A's on Wednesday added Raul Alcantara to their 40-man roster to protect the right-hander from next month's Rule 5 Draft. The move also ensures Alcantara, who turns 21 in December, of his first invite to big league camp.

11/20/2013 | Taveras among three protected from Rule 5 Draft
The Cardinals added three players, including top prospect Oscar Taveras, to their 40-man roster on Wednesday to protect each from being eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Braves add Reyes, Perez, Vasquez to 40-man roster
The Braves added infielder Elmer Reyes and two pitchers -- Carlos Perez and Luis Vasquez -- to their 40-man roster in anticipation of next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Brewers protect Morris, Rogers from Rule 5 Draft
The Brewers added their last two Minor League Players of the Year to the 40-man roster on Wednesday, a move to protect Hunter Morris and Jason Rogers from next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Southpaw Lopez close to deal with Giants
Reliever Javier Lopez appeared destined to remain a Giant as various sources said Wednesday that the sides were close to agreeing to terms on a contract.

11/20/2013 | Roster decisions to impact Rule 5 Draft pool
Wednesday night, at 11:59 p.m. ET, to be exact, all 30 teams had to decide which players deserved to be added to their 40-man rosters. Those eligible and left unprotected were thus left exposed to selection in December's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Pedroia named Heart and Hustle Award winner
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia on Tuesday night was honored for the first time as the overall recipient of the 2013 Heart and Hustle Award.

11/20/2013 | Twins add four players to 40-man roster
The Twins added first baseman/outfielder Max Kepler, middle infielder Jorge Polanco, first baseman Kennys Vargas and left-hander Logan Darnell to their 40-man roster on Wednesday in preparation for next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/20/2013 | Astros claim Jackson off waivers from Cards
The Astros on Wednesday claimed infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers from the Cardinals, while infielder Jake Elmore, outfielder J.D. Martinez and right-hander John Ely were all removed from the club's 40-man roster.

11/20/2013 | MLB responds to A-Rod's arbitration outburst
Major League Baseball responded Wednesday to accusations leveled by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who reportedly stormed out of the arbitration hearing at which he's appealing his 211-game suspension.

11/20/2013 | Trio of hot prospects added to Red Sox's 40-man roster
The Red Sox, making their preparations for next mont's Rule 5 Draft, added three of their best prospects -- Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz and Anthony Ranaudo -- to the 40-man roster on Wednesday.

11/20/2013 | Cardinals extend Matheny's contract through 2017
Citing the on-field success manager Mike Matheny has helped provide the Cardinals in his two seasons and the continuity he has brought the team since his playing days, the Cardinals announced on Wednesday that they have signed him to a three-year contract extension.

11/20/2013 | Indians add five players to 40-man roster
Wednesday marked the deadline for teams to add eligible players to 40-man rosters in order to protect them from exposure to December's Rule 5 Draft. First baseman Jesus Aguilar headlined a select group of Cleveland's prospects who made the cut, putting them one step closer to the Major League stage.

11/20/2013 | Rangers claim Tolleson off waivers from Dodgers
The Rangers have claimed right-handed reliever Shawn Tolleson off waivers from the Dodgers and added him to their 40-man roster, while also adding infielder Luis Sardinas and right-handed pitchers Ben Rowen and Lisalverto Bonilla to the 40-man roster.

11/20/2013 | Angels partner for ACT initiative in Anaheim
The Angels have teamed up with the Anaheim Ducks and the Disneyland Resort as founding members in the Accelerate Change Together for Anaheim initiative, a new, collaborative program that helps to address gaps in services for the city's underserved youth.

11/20/2013 | O's sign reliever Escalona to one-year deal
The Orioles added some more pitching depth on Wednesday afternoon, signing right-hander Edgmer Escalona, who has been in the Rockies organization since 2004, to a one-year deal.

11/20/2013 | Astros' Ivy Leaguer Sclafani preps for Majors
A 14th-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros, 23-year-old Joe Sclafani is making a rapid ascent towards the Major Leagues, but he still holds his collegiate memories close at hand.

11/20/2013 | McGuire, Wilson protected from Rule 5 Draft
The Blue Jays protected right-hander Deck McGuire and outfielder Kenny Wilson from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft by adding them to the 40-man roster on Wednesday afternoon.

11/20/2013 | Nationals have pieces to live up to expectations
The Nationals are good enough to make the playoffs if general manager Mike Rizzo doesn't do a single thing. In a perfect world, he'd like to add a starting pitcher and upgrade his bench and bullpen. But he can afford to shop carefully and to get players he's comfortable with. His team is good enough that he doesn't have to settle.

11/20/2013 | Will Miller make Hall of Fame this time?
Marvin Miller is one of 12 candidates that the Historical Overview Committee placed on this year's Hall of Fame Expansion Era ballot, which will be considered by a 12-member Veterans Committee at the Winter Meetings next month.

11/20/2013 | Ace of Cards' title teams, Carpenter calls it a career
After a decade with the Cardinals, Chris Carpenter will retire from the starting rotation, where he served as the team's ace and the staff's clubhouse leader for most of his tenure. But the team hopes he will not be leaving the organization.

11/20/2013 | After Hudson, Braves seek short-term veteran starter
After Tim Hudson left Atlanta for San Francisco, general manager Frank Wren's objective has not necessarily changed. Over the next few weeks and months, he will continue searching for a veteran starting pitcher who has the capability of providing value to his rotation for a year or two.

11/20/2013 | Given a chance, Banks reached pinnacle without a plan
Ernie Banks might be baseball's ultimate natural. He climbed to the top of his profession without ever making a plan and learned to be comfortable under any circumstance, a trait that came in handy Wednesday, when he joined 15 others in receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House luncheon.

11/20/2013 | Banks receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was honored for his performance on the field and his optimistic approach to life Wednesday, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House.

11/20/2013 | Aussie squad Cavalry wins Asia Series title
Australian Baseball League champions Canberra Cavalry completed their historic run on Wednesday, notching the country's first Asia Series title with a resounding 14-4 victory in the championship game against the Uni-President Lions, champions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.


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