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Sources: Padres near deal for Rays OF Myers
The San Diego Padres are closing in on a trade to acquire outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays, two baseball sources confirmed to

Suspended 1B Davis cleared to use Adderall
Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who was suspended 25 games in September for testing positive for amphetamines, has received clearance from Major League Baseball to use Adderall in the 2015 season, manager Buck Showalter told reporters Tuesday.

M's acquire Cubs' Ruggiano to fill OF void
The Mariners have found a right-handed bat for their outfield, acquiring Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs.

Kipnis has finger surgery, likely OK for opener
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger.

Oliva sees great potential in U.S.-Cuba relations
Tony Oliva was thrilled to hear about President Obama's plan toward normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Oliva's home country.

Jeter to participate in Matsui charity event
Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event to support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an every-day fielder are over and that he hopes Rodriguez will be New York's full-time designated hitter.

Man enters guilty plea in smuggling of Puig
A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder's multimillion-dollar salary.

Sources: Morse, active Marlins agree to deal
Veteran free agent Michael Morse has an agreement in place with the Miami Marlins on a two-year, $16 million contract, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Indians sign pitcher Floyd to 1-year deal
Right-hander Gavin Floyd has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, giving him a chance to make a comeback from his latest elbow surgery.

Yanks re-sign lefty Capuano to 1-year deal
The Yankees have re-signed left-hander Chris Capuano to a one-year contract.

Dodgers designate Wilson for assignment
The Los Angeles Dodgers designated veteran reliever Brian Wilson for assignment Tuesday to clear room on the 40-man roster for newly signed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

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