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Sources: Astros exec asked scouts to spy in '17
An Astros front-office executive emailed scouts and asked them to spy on opponents' dugouts leading up to the 2017 postseason, sources familiar with the request told ESPN.[read more]

Vera Clemente, widow of Pirates great, dies at 78
Vera Clemente, the widow of Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, died Saturday in her native Puerto Rico, the Pirates confirmed. She was 78.[read more]

Judge says MASN should pay Nationals millions
A judge has ordered lawyers for the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles to submit a proposed judgment of what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay Washington for TV rights from 2012 to '16 based on the decision issued in April by an arbitration panel.[read more]

NL Central preview: Cards, Cubs, Brewers all need refresh
St. Louis needs pop, Chicago gets a new direction and Milwaukee must bolster its rotation.[read more]

NL West offseason preview: Will anyone challenge Dodgers' division dynasty?
While L.A. ponders another postseason failure, rivals are looking to mount a challenge.[read more]

AL East offseason preview: Will Yanks add an ace? Will Red Sox really deal Betts?
Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg could end up in the Bronx, while Mookie Betts could end up ... anywhere.[read more]

AL Central offseason preview: Lindor's future, Twins' rotation in focus
The Indians have a big decision to make about their biggest star, Minnesota needs a lot of arms and the White Sox could be on the cusp of good things.[read more]

NL East preview: Will Nats keep the band together?
If the champs can't hold on to their stars, what is their Plan B? Who else in the division will go all-in?[read more]

Twins' Odorizzi: Betting on self as '20 free agent
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi said accepting the Twins' $17.8 million qualifying offer came down to "betting on myself and returning to a place I know very well and enjoyed."[read more]

Sources: Pirates hire Cherington as new GM
The Pirates have hired Ben Cherington as the team's new general manager, according to multiple reports and confirmed by ESPN.[read more]