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Independent Oakland Ballers to start play in 2024
On the heels of the A's announcing a move to Las Vegas, a group of Oakland-area fans started the Oakland Ballers, who will play in the independent Pioneer League.[read more]

Mets hire ex-Bloomberg CEO to run business ops
The New York Mets on Monday announced former Bloomberg CEO Scott Havens as their new president of business operations.[read more]

Guardians bring back coaches Alomar Jr., Willis
Cleveland Guardians manager Stephen Vogt has rounded out his staff, retaining Sandy Alomar Jr. and Carl Willis -- two long-tenured coaches under former manager Terry Francona.[read more]

Sources: Maeda, Tigers reach 2-year, $24M deal
Free agent Kenta Maeda will stay in the AL Central, reaching a two-year, $24 million deal with the Tigers, sources told ESPN. He was 6-8 for the Twins last season.[read more]

Leyland, Piniella among skippers up for HOF vote
Jeff Bagwell, Tom Glavine, Chipper Jones, Ted Simmons and Jim Thome are among 16 members of the contemporary era committee that will consider an eight-man Hall of Fame ballot that includes managers Jim Leyland, Lou Piniella, Cito Gaston and Davey Johnson.[read more]

Talks for WBC star Imanaga can go to Jan. 11
Shōta Imanaga, who got the win for Japan in this year's World Baseball Classic final against the United States, will become a free agent Tuesday and major league teams can sign him through 5 p.m. on Jan. 11.[read more]

Sources: Dodgers retain Heyward with $9M deal
Outfielder Jason Heyward, who hit .269 with 15 home runs last season, is returning to the Dodgers on a one-year, $9 million deal, sources told ESPN.[read more]

Cards add Gray on 3-year deal to revamped staff
The Cardinals have agreed with AL Cy Young runner-up Sonny Gray on a three-year, $75 million contract to anchor their staff heading into next season.[read more]

Ohtani tracker: Why your team's ballpark might be crucial
Will Shohei Ohtani return to the Angels? The latest buzz about a once-in-a-generation talent.[read more]