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Making The Case: Jim Thome and the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot

ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 3: Jim Thome of the Cleveland Indians bats against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 3, 1999 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images) The 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot has plenty of worthy contenders to join the Hall of Fame this upcoming year. 14 players are returning to the ballot, and 19 new players have been listed on the ballot. Jim Thome started his baseball career at third-base before moving to first base. Thome is very deserving of a spot in Baseball’s Hallowed Hall. Former Tigers manager Jim...

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Chicago White Sox Hire Omar Vizquel as Single-A Manager

ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 14: Detroit Tigers First base coach Omar Vizquel looks on during an MLB game between the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 14, 2017 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Earlier this off-season, Omar Vizquel was a candidate to fill the Detroit Tigers managerial vacancy before the Tigers hired Ron Gardenhire. Vizquel will instead be returning to the Chicago White Sox organization for the first time since 2011. This time he will be the manager of the White Sox Class-A...

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Texas Rangers to Sign Doug Fister, Pending Physical

ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Doug Fister #58 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 2, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) On Sunday, reports came out that the Texas Rangers are close to signing Doug Fister to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with an option for the 2019 season according to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston. Source: Rangers to sign Doug Fister to a major league deal, pending a physical. Righty leaves the Red Sox, who helped him get back...

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Baltimore Orioles Acquire Jaycob Brugman from the Oakland Athletics

On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Jaycob Brugman in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles will be sending a player to be named later or cash considerations for Brugman. The Orioles have acquired OF Jaycob Brugman from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 40-man roster is currently at 34 players. — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) November 22, 2017 Baltimore Orioles Acquire Jaycob Brugman from the Oakland Athletics The Orioles now have their 40-man roster at 34 players as mentioned above. Brugman made his debut with Oakland on...

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New York Yankees Outfielder Aaron Judge Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 07: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout during a rain delay against the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium on July 7, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) On Tuesday, the New York Yankees announced that their All-Star outfielder, Aaron Judge underwent shoulder surgery. Update on OF Aaron Judge: — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) November 21, 2017 The Yankees are expecting Judge to be back and fully recovered by the time spring training starts up for the 2018 season....

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