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Intense and eccentric, no one had more fun than Adrian Beltre
He might have seemed surly, unapproachable -- and untouchable, if you consider he hated having his head patted. But that was never the real Adrian Beltre.

A's acquire RHP Tanner Anderson from Pirates
The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Tanner Anderson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash.

Rays designate 1B/DH Cron for assignment
After hitting a career-high 30 home runs in 2018, first baseman and designated hitter C.J. Cron was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

Cubs pitching coach Hickey resigns after 1 year
Jim Hickey has resigned from the Cubs, leaving the organization looking for a new pitching coach and a new hitting coach for the second year in a row.

Indians OF Martin cleared for baseball activity
Indians outfielder Leonys Martin, sidelined since Aug. 8 because of a life-threatening bacterial infection, was given full clearance to resume baseball activity, the team announced Tuesday.

Price, Venters earn Comeback Player awards
Red Sox starting pitcher David Price has won the AL Comeback Player of the Year award and Braves reliever Jonny Venters has earned the NL honor. Venters hadn't appeared in the majors since 2012 due to injuries.

Mets release thrice-suspended reliever Mejia
The Mets have released reliever Jenrry Mejia, who has been suspended since 2016.

'Field of Dreams' vandalism earns probation
A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" must serve two to five years of probation.

Buster's Buzz: Paxton trade should signal a Seattle fire sale
Now that the Mariners have shipped their ace east, it's time to go all-out on tearing up the team and rebuilding for the future.

Rangers 3B Beltre retiring following 21 seasons
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement after amassing more than 3,000 hits over 21 seasons.

'I won't throw it there again': MLB's most wicked comebackers of 2018
Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer was struck by a ball traveling 115.6 mph on Sept. 3. Here's what that play and others tell us about human perception.

Why this may be winter we find out if MLB has de facto salary cap
Remember the slow pace of the hot stove last offseason? If this year's loaded crop takes the same amount of time to sign, here's what it would say about the ceiling of baseball payrolls.

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