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2 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Yoenis Cespedes has turned heads with his special skills

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It was a few hours before a game early in the 2012 season, and then-Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli was minding his own business, working out in the weight room at the Oakland Coliseum.

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6 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Important to remember that Major League Baseball actually has two trade deadlines

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn is congratulated in the dugout after driving in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Jake Peavy, Andrew Miller

10 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Dunn Deal: Athletics acquire Dunn from White Sox

Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office in New York City.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn, Baseball Players

10 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Dunn Deal: Athletics acquire Dunn from White Sox

Authorities say three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Adam Dunn, Baseball Players, Yoenis Cespedes, Gordon Beckham, Alejandro De Aza

13 hrs ago | Chicago White Sox

White Sox deal Dunn to A's for pitching prospect

The White Sox traded veteran slugger Adam Dunn to the Athletics for Minor League right-handed pitcher Nolan Sanburn and cash, the team announced Sunday.

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17 hrs ago | Boston.com

The 'Lespedes' Trade May End Up Being Billy Beane's Biggest BlunderSports

Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Josh Reddick, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Yoenis Cespedes, Garrett Richards, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Baseball: John Farrell's job safe with Red Sox, but for how long?

J onny Gomes, Jon Lester, Shane Victorino and David Ortiz were the Red Sox' Fall Guys as Boston won the World Series in 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, David Ortiz, Anthony Ranaudo, Will Middlebrooks

Yesterday | Boston Herald

Baseball Notebook: Red Sox have a few backup plans to Jon Lester

Believe the Red Sox when they say they intend to make an effort to re-sign Jon Lester .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Yoenis Cespedes, John Lackey, Max Scherzer, Mike Leake

Sat Aug 30, 2014

MLive.com

Kevin Ziomek has developed into the best pitcher in Midwest League; Whitecaps shutout Loons

If there was a Cy Young Award handed out by the Midwest League, Kevin Ziomek would have to make room on his mantle for the trophy.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Luke Putkonen, Manny Ramirez, Sonny Gray, David Price

Boston Red Sox

Red Sox making the most of a down year

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Chris Archer, Baseball Players, Mookie Betts, Jacoby Ellsbury, John Lackey

Boston Herald

Red Sox Notebook: No Chris Archer, David Ortiz fireworks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - In a season when neither the Red Sox nor the Tampa Bay Rays are headed to the playoffs, David Ortiz vs. David Archer could've been a juicy subplot in the opener of an otherwise meaningless four-game series here last night.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Pitching, power lead Angels to 4-0 win over A's

Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland, 4-0, on Friday night, extend their lead in the AL West over the A's to three games.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jered Weaver, Garrett Richards, Josh Reddick, Boston Red Sox

Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Rays-Red Sox preview

What's new: The Sox have a significantly different look since their late July visit, having traded pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy and Andrew Miller; OF Jonny Gomes; and INF Stephen Drew, while sending down OF Jackie Bradley Jr., dumping Mike Carp and putting OF Shane Victorino and INF Xander Bogaerts on the DL.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Andrew Miller, Jackie Bradley Jr., Xander Bogaerts

Boston.com

Red Sox Minor League Notebook: Portland on Verge of History As Season Draws to Close

Craig Forde is a freelance writer with a focus on prospect level baseball. The curator of the former On Deck blog at Boston.com, he currently handles the Eastern and New York Penn League notebooks for MiLB.com.

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Examiner.com

A's, Angels prepare for crucial weekend series

For the second strait weekend the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will meet with first place in the american league west up for grabs.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels

SouthCoastToday.com

The End of a Record Run

On July 30 at Fenway Park, Boston's final game before the trade deadline and thus the anticlimactic end of Jon Lester's Red Sox tenure , the Red Sox lost 6-1 in a tidy two hours and 48 minutes.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

A's Billy Beane: No regrets on trading Cespedes for Lester, Gomes

Four weeks ago, when the A's were playing better than they are now, Billy Beane went out and engineered a shocking trade -- left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for starting pitcher Jon Lester and left field Jonny Gomes.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players

BleacherReport

Jon Lester Trade Could Lead the Red Sox to Plenty of Regret

It's right about now, preparing to enter the final month of the regular season, that seller's remorse sets in for the Boston Red Sox .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Boston Red Sox

BleacherReport

Oakland A's: An Early Free-Agency and Offseason Primer

The Oakland A's are all in for 2014, but what happens this offseason if they lose? Heck, what decisions will the team be facing if they win the World Series? The team opened the 2014 season with an $82 million payroll, its biggest in the last 15 years, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts .

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Boston Red Sox, Yoenis Cespedes, Stephen Vogt

Rant Sports

Boston Red Sox Prospect Anthony Ranaudo Shows Silver Lining To Minor League Struggles

In fact, it was the polar opposite. Ranaudo, coming into the Boston Red Sox organization after the team drafted him out of LSU in 2010, didn't blow anybody away in 2011, going 9-6 with a 3.97 ERA in 26 starts in Class-A, including a 4.33 ERA in 16 starts at High-A Salem.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Anthony Ranaudo, Baseball Players, John Lackey

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