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Baseball America today released its picks for the top 10 prospects in the Boston Red Sox system. They selected shortstop Xander Bogaerts as the top overall prospect in the system. Bogaerts played 104 games for Single-A Salem and 23 games for Double-A Portland, combining for a .307 average, .373 on-base percentage, 20 homers, 81 RBIs, 37 [...]

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The New York Mets exercised the options on both R.A. Dickey’s and David Wright’s contracts, therefore, keeping both stars in New York through 2013, according to ESPNNewYork.com. Dickey, the 38-year-old knuckleballer, is a candidate to win this year’s Cy Young award. He went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and led the NL in strikeouts (230), [...]

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Mark Teixeira and Yadier Molina both won their fifth Gold Glove awards tonight while former Red Sox right fielder Josh Reddick won his first. Here is a list of the winners: AMERICAN LEAGUE: Pitchers: tie — Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays; Jake Peavy, Chicago White Sox Catchers: Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles First base: Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees [...]

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Despite Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera becoming the first player since 1967 to win the Triple Crown, the American League MVP voting should be very close between Cabrera and rookie Mike Trout, who some sportswriters with a vote believe was more valuable to the Angels than Cabrera was to Detroit. Cabrera batted .330 with 44 [...]

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If you thought the Boston Red Sox might have a chance in the Jake Peavy sweepstakes, then think again. Peavy and the White Sox agreed to a two-year, $29 million extension today. The White Sox also exercised right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd’s 2013 option. The 31-year-old Peavy, who won the 2007 NL Cy Young, went 11-12 with [...]

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The Red Sox will host a “Trick-or-treat at Fenway Park” event tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public — for families and kids of all ages to “trick-or-treat” around the warning track if weather-permits. There also will be pumpkin decorations, magicians, face painters, balloon artists and some former [...]

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The Boston Red Sox today named Brian Butterfield as their third base coach. The native of Bangor, Maine, who attended UMaine, comes to the Red Sox with 34 years of experience in professional baseball as a player, coach and manager, including 16 seasons coaching in the major leagues. He spent the past 11 years with [...]

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For me, 2012 was one of the more entertaining Major League Baseball seasons we’ve seen in a long time for the following reasons: 1. Emergence of Mike Trout At just 20 years old, Mike Trout emerged as one of the most dominant players in the game. Promoted by the Angels in late April, he led [...]

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